Idaho Family Keeps Bedside Vigil for Severely Wounded Green Beret


  • Cody Ensley Fund

A Lewiston soldier is scheduled for major surgery Friday, Jan. 24, when doctors are planning to place a plate on his head to replace a missing softball-size portion of his skull.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that Staff Sgt. Cody Ensley, a Green Beret, suffered extensive injuries during a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan on Nov. 13, 2013. The blast killed one Green Beret and seriously injured three others, including Ensley.

Ensley received initial treatment in Germany before being transported to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He continues his rehabilitation in San Antonio, where a family spokesman said Ensley is slowly learning to speak and walk again.

The Tribune reports that Ensley's parents and girlfriend spend as much time as possible at Ensley's bedside and can use help in defraying some of their travel and living expenses. Special funds have been set up at the Banner Bank branches in Lewiston and Clarkston, Wash., to assist the family. Additionally, an online fund was set up at