published Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Ringgold soldier injured in Afghanistan

A Ringgold soldier is recovering in the hospital after stepping on an I.E.D in Afghanistan.

The Ringgold community is rallying around the hometown hero and his family, WRCB-TV reports.

On top of his dedication to his country, Specialist Jason Smith has a 3 1/2-year-old son. Smith's wife, Jenna, is thankful he is alive but finds it tough explaining to their son what has happened to his dad.

"Tons of emotions. Shocked, angry, sad. What's next? Where does the road going to lead him? What does it mean for our son?"

Smith has fractures to his hands, tissue damage from shrapnel and both of his legs had to be amputated below the knee.

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