Fund started for local Marine injured in Afghanistan

Deidre Cruse, Governmental Reporter

Addis Memorial Post 3785 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has started a fund to benefit Marine Lance Cpl. Clark Cavalier of Plaquemine, who lost is legs to an improvised explosive device (IED) last month in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was initially transferred from Afghanistan to Germany for treatment, and has been recently moved to Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland,” said Kyle Robichaux, who announced the fund. “He will undergo a lengthy recovery there before starting rehabilitation. As you can imagine, there will be some major obstacles for Lance Corporal Cavalier and his family to overcome.”

Robichaux said donations could be made to the Clark Cavalier Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 418, Plaquemine, LA 70765.