Surprise homecoming planned for injured Claiborne County soldier

Surprise homecoming planned for injured Claiborne County soldier

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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Charles Necessary (source: family photo) U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Charles Necessary (source: family photo)
He was first sent to Walter Reed Military Medical Center, but has continued his recovery at Fort Bragg. (source: family photo) He was first sent to Walter Reed Military Medical Center, but has continued his recovery at Fort Bragg. (source: family photo)
"As a veteran myself I'm willing to help any other veteran that needs help, and in his situation I think he deserves all he can get," said VFW post commander Elmer Goins. "As a veteran myself I'm willing to help any other veteran that needs help, and in his situation I think he deserves all he can get," said VFW post commander Elmer Goins.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

NEW TAZEWELL (WATE) - A Claiborne County solider who was injured in Afghanistan is coming home, and his family needs help from the public for a surprise homecoming.

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Charles Necessary was injured in May when the vehicle he was riding in ran over an improvised explosive device, or IED.     

His pelvis was broken and he had several internal injuries.     

He was first sent to Walter Reed Military Medical Center, but has continued his recovery at Fort Bragg.     

Necessary grew up in Speedwell and was a graduate of Cumberland Gap High School.     

He was on his second deployment to Afghanistan when he was hurt.

Necessary will be returning to Tennessee this weekend. His family contacted the VFW post commander in New Tazewell to make the surprise homecoming plans.

"As a veteran myself I'm willing to help any other veteran that needs help, and in his situation I think he deserves all he can get," said post commander Elmer Goins.

The surprise homecoming will be held at the VFW hall, 203 South Broad Street in New Tazewell on Sunday, November 3 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The family is just asking the public to bring two things to the homecoming. One is a potluck dish that can serve 10 to 12 people. The second is a welcome home sign.

"I would like for the community, especially all the veterans, that could possibly come out on Sunday to come to the post, and meet the guy, and introduce themselves to him," said Goins.

Necessary's family says he has been able to make a few steps in his recovery, but say the doctors feel it will be up to a year until they know the extent of his injuries and his ability to rehabilitate.    

"I would like to say, as the mayor of Claiborne County, that I greatly appreciate the sacrifice he has given to our country and our county, and want to thank our VFW and all our veterans for all the welcome they will bring Sunday," said Claiborne County Mayor Jack Daniels.

Necessary will only be in a Tennessee for a few days before he returns back to Fort Bragg to continue his rehab.      

He is married, and is the father of three young girls.      

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