Local resident’s brother badly burned in IED attack
Patti Sells | News-Telegram Feature Editor

Oct. 20, 2006 - Army Sgt. William Daniel Record, the brother of local resident Rhonda Gilreath, was the lone survivor in an Oct. 14 attack south of Baghdad.

Sgt. Record was the driver of a Humvee carrying three other soldiers when the vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device around 11 a.m. Saturday. The three soldiers perished in the explosion. Record was burned over 90 percent of his body.

According to his sister, Record is now being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

�He was flown in yesterday,� said Gilreath, the daughter-in-law of Judy Gilreath of Judy�s Kitchen. �He is on life support, but they say that he is showing some improvement.�

Sgt. Record, 26, was serving in his second tour in Iraq with the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Tank Regiment of the 2nd Brigade 4th Infantry Division.

Gilreath and her brother grew up in Trinity. He is married and has two step-children.

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