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Dubuque soldier paralyzed by negligent discharge of a weapon

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A Dubuque soldier injured by a bullet is paralyzed from the chest down.

19-year-old Cody Skahill is recovering in a Texas hospital. The corporal was injured in Afghanistan on April 22.

He was injured by what officials call a negligent discharge of a weapon. Skahill may need two years of therapy before he'll be able to manage on his own.

Skahill is assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division out of Dubuque.

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