NC-Based Soldier Recovering After Lightning Strike

A North Carolina woman who was holding a child when they were struck by lightning has been identified as an Army soldier.

Officials at Fort Bragg said Monday that Spc. Rosa V. Sanchez is a personnel clerk assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 330th Transportation Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade.

The Fayetteville Fire Department said the 21-year-old Sanchez and the 18-month-old child were hit last Friday afternoon after shopping at a store. It is unclear whether the child is related to Sanchez.

Fire officials said Sanchez was carrying the boy and an umbrella when she was struck.

Officials said another soldier, Spc. James Van Dorn, helped Sanchez after the incident but did not provide details.

A UNC Hospitals spokeswoman said Sanchez is hospitalized in serious condition. The child is listed in fair condition.

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  • by Jen Location: Rome, Italy on Oct 3, 2009 at 01:25 PM
    My prayers go out to Rosie, the baby and her family...Rosie is my Godchild and it hurts me so much to be so far away in such a difficult time. We pray that you and baby recover soon.
  • by Gator Location: NC on Sep 28, 2009 at 05:36 PM
    I hope they are okay.

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