A Darke County soldier has been seriously injured in combat in the Middle East. U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy was injured by an improvised explosive device while clearing a hospital in Syria earlier this month. Stacy has returned to the United States to be treated. In 2010, Stacy was the USO’s Service Member of the Year. He has taken part in more than 50 combat missions while deployed in Afghanistan.