Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Amesbury Soldier Injured In Afghanistan Receives Support From Military Friends Foundation


Bent Family
AMESBURY –  On April 10th, Jake Bent, age 19, was serving in the Army in Afghanistan. He was assigned to a remote outpost when he received non-combat second and third degree burns to both legs, right arm and face. 
“We have 3 sons serving in the Army including Jake, who was wrapping up a deployment to Afghanistan with the Airborne Infantry,” said his father Gary, who is also served in Afghanistan. Jake was immediately transported by Critical Care Teams from the battlefield to the Brook Army Medical Center. 
“It was the worst phone call to ever have gotten but we are very blessed that he is still alive,” said Jennifer Bent. 
“Military Friends Foundation immediately stepped-up and offered us assistance to not only to get to our son but also gave us the much needed financial resources to stay with him as he recovers from his injuries. There are no words to truly express our gratitude – this  generous act relieved much of the day-to-day stress and concerns as we focus on helping Jake heal,” said Bent.
The Bent family spent six weeks living in San Antonio, Texas, while Jake received constant medical attention. Now on the mend, Jake is living in Amesbury with his father and stepmother, awaiting his next deployment.

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