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A Soldier's Heart: WCAX team on wounded Vermont soldier

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

1,500 Vermont National Guard soldiers deployed to Afghanistan 3 years ago. Six servicemen with ties to Vermont died and many more were wounded.

The military vehicle Sgt. Ed Matayka was riding in hit a bomb buried under the road. The blast wounded four other Vermont soldiers and killed the driver. Sgt. Matayka lost both of his legs, suffered a massive stroke and doctors did not expect him to live, but he is now recovering in San Antonio, Texas.

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