Odessa Marine Wounded in Action in Afghanistan

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A marine from Odessa was wounded this week overseas.

Mike and Rhonda Ybaben tell NewsWest Nine their son David Ybaben was wounded during an explosion in the Farah Province of Afghanistan.

David is a graduate of OHS.

They say David was helping his fellow marines wounded in a roadside bomb attack when a second bomb went off.

Ybaben suffered head trauma.

His parents say he was just able to call home from a hosptial and is doing okay, but he has lost 5 of his best friends just this week.

They say he has been recommended for a purple heart.