Ten Years After Iraqi Sniper Hit His Jaw, Navy Vet Can Smile Again
Thanks to two cutting-edge reconstructive surgeries, after ten years, US Navy veteran Dusty Kirby can smile once again.
Kirby was standing post in Iraq around Christmas 2006 when he was hit by enemy sniper fire.
Kirby told Fox & Friends that as his detail for the day ended and he prepared to leave his post, he was shot by an Iraqi sniper, shattering his jaw.
For ten years, Kirby experienced chronic pain and other severe repercussions.
However, this year he underwent two reconstructive surgeries on his jaw and received dental implants.
He said most of the medical costs were covered by a group related to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.
"I'm not hurting," he said, adding that he could eat, smile and talk and that he "feels great".
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