Ok, don't take this the wrong way, but it couldn't have happened to a better person.
Now before you get all mad. Look at it this way.
He didn't get seriously hurt.
He is an Iraq vet, and has lots of "Friends" in the Army.
The Iraq vet alone should get good press in the news about this.
and if not, well, that is when the "Friends" take care of business.
Can you smell what I'm stepping in here?