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Wounded soldier in 'good spirits'

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

The mother of a 20-year-old soldier injured overseas says he is in good spirits.

Spc. Zachary Durham from Des Moines was wounded while trying to rescue the crew of a downed helicopter in Afghanistan. His mother, Sharon Stougard says she talked her son Monday.

Durham is recovering from serious wounds in a Germany.

Another guardsman, 32-year-old James Justice from Grimes, was killed in the operation.

Durham's mother says her son is expected to fly back to the United States on Friday.

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