By His Side 19-year-old Pfc. Kevin Trimble was the youngest of five triple amputee soldiers living at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX in spring of 2011. His mother, Saralee Trimble, moved to San Antonio from New Orleans six months earlier to care for him, at his bedside in the hospital then living with him in a two-room motel room on base. Sleeping in the bed next to his, she helps him through his morning routine as she did when he was a child, her youngest of four. Surgeries at Brooke Army Medical Center and rehabilitation at the Center for the Intrepid fill Kevinas days since he was injured in an explosion while serving with the Army during a battle in a river valley west of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Several soldiers were killed and injured in the battle. Between 2002 and 2009, six coalition troops flown out of Iraq and Afghanistan had lost three limbs. That number rose to 25 over the next two years, the Army Medical Command reported. In all, 1,500 wounded troops, their family and children live at Fort Sam Houston. Caption: Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble, 19, yawns moments after waking up as his mother, Saralee Trimble, helps him start his day at dawn at Powless Guest House at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.