Air Force Captain David Wisniewski, originally of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was in the Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter that was shot down this past Wednesday in southern Afghanistan.
Wisniewski, son of Iowa City Regina Activities Director Chet Wisniewski, received injuries to the head and brain and has undergone two surgeries in Germany to relieve pressure to his brain.
Wisniewski was one of seven in the helicopter when it went down, four of which were killed and three were injured.
Chet Wisniewski said his son is stable and if he remains this way, he could be flown from Germany to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland as early as Friday.
Wisniewski attended Woodbury Central High School in Moville, Iowa. After high school, he went straight to the U.S. Air Force in Alabama.
David was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada where his fiance resides.