A Marine was severely wounded in Iraq on Dec. 30, according to an online fundraising campaign for his family.
Staff Sgt. Patrick Maloney was on his fifth combat tour when he was "critically wounded," according to a GoFundMe account that was established on Dec. 31.
The "Help wounded Marine and his family" account raised $11,201 out of a $15,000 goal by Monday afternoon. It did not contain any information about how Maloney was wounded.
"Please consider donating to help Patrick and his entire family during this very tragic time and the long road they have ahead of them," the account said. "Donations will be used to offset any expenses accrued during Patrick's long road to recovery."
Maloney, a dog handler, is recovering from a head injury, an acquaintance with knowledge of the situation told Marine Corps Times. He is able to breathe on his own and he has made attempts to speak.
His wife declined to comment about her husband on Monday, one of her friends told Marine Corps Times.
A spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the international coalition against the Islamic State group, declined to provide any information about how and where Maloney was injured, saying: "It is our policy not to release information on coalition wounded."