Wounded Utah soldier returns home for holidays

Wounded Utah soldier returns home for holidays

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(KSL News) A Utah soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan is finally home, just in time for the holidays.

Sergeant Travis Wood arrived in Utah last night after spending 11 months at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He said, "I would definitely say it's the best Christmas present, or any present, I've ever had."

Wounded Utah soldier returns home for holidays

Wood was injured when a land mine went off near his tank. It fractured his spine and neck, crushed his pelvis and injured his legs.

He will spend the holidays with family in Salt Lake County and southern Utah before returning to the hospital.

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