WOODLAND (CBS13) — A local wounded warrior who lost both legs in Afghanistan is being honored this weekend for his sacrifice and commitment.
With the help of a local nonprofit, Williams veteran Alex Jauregui will have a special home built to meet his physical challenges.
He’s a father to his four children and a loving husband to his wife, but to his fellow soldiers, he’s Staff Sgt. Jauregui.
On April 8, 2012, he was on patrol in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He’d been near explosions before.
“And this was just different. I really couldn’t feel my body anymore. I couldn’t feel my legs is what I’m trying to say,” he said
He was dazed, and bleeding.
“At first you don’t feel much pain but eventually you get a really bad burning sensation,” he said.
A buddy tried to reassure him, but Alex wanted it straight.
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