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Apr 26 2012

Marine who lost legs in Afghanistan honored


An East Tennessee marine who lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan received an honor from his congressman Thursday in Washington.

Cody Evans is a combat engineer who was injured back in December during a blast from an IED. The attack took both of his legs.

Thursday, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann called him an outstanding young man.

"To say that I was impressed by this young man's spirit and resilience would be an understatement. Cody has the spirit of a fighter, a spirit that has led to his continued recovery," said Congressman Fleischmann.

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