Wounded local Marine could be moved to rehab center this week

Cpl. Kelsee Lainhart (USMC) was presented with a Quilt of Valor and an accompanying certificate over the weekend (Lainhart Family Photo/Caring Bridge).

BETHESDA, MD — Local Marine Kelsee Lainhart has been accepted into a rehab facility in Chicago.

The 2019 East Central High School graduate has been at Walter Reed Hospital near Washington, D.C. since she arrived in the U.S. after she was wounded in a terrorist attack at the Kabul, Afghanistan airport, which happened a month ago Sunday.

In a Caring Bridge post, her mother writes they hope she will be transferred as early as Tuesday.

In addition to a steady stream of visitors, Cpl. Lainhart was able to go outside on Sunday and was presented with a Quilt of Valor.