WILMINGTON, OH (FOX19) - A Wilmington Marine has been seriously injured in Afghanistan.
According to a report from the Wilmington News Journal, Cpl. Josh Sams, 27, was on routine patrol Wednesday when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). He was taken to a hospital in Afghanistan where both legs were amputated above the knee.
Sams' mother, Barbara Regan, told the Journal that Sams was serving his third and final deployment and scheduled to come home for good on Feb. 7.
Sams is currently at a hospital in Germany also suffering from a broken pelvis and arm. He is in stable condition and will hopefully return stateside by Tuesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.
He serves with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, H&S Company, Scout Sniper Platoon.
Sams is married to his wife, Lindsey, who lives in Jacksonville, N.C., where Sams is stationed.
Sams' younger brother, Logan, died in an ATV accident in 2008.