A soldier from Klamath Falls who was injured by a roadside bomb in Afganistan spoke with KOBI 5 this afternoon.
20 year old Eric Clark is a 2010 graduate of Klamath Union High School.
Clark was on patrol with a mine detector August 23rd when he triggered a roadside bomb.
"It was a pressure-plate I.E.D. - victim-operated, and I guess it had a very low metal content, so the metal detector didn't pick it up - and next you know, I was flying - I was flying through the air, and then landed. And instantly knew that I had stepped on an I.E.D."
"He'd lost his left leg below the knee, two of his fingers, his right one, his pinky, and his pointer - half of his little finger, half of his thumb, and I think they've fused his ring finger."
Eric Clark is being treated at Walter Reed Military Medical Center.
While he has plenty of surgeries and rehab ahead, Clark says he hopes to be home by Christmas.
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