Specialist Trampus Miller, of Wolfe County, has been at Walter Reed in Washington D.C. for the last six months, recovering from injuries received after his tank ran over a land mine. He is now home for the holidays, the first time in a year and a half, after serving in Iraq.
He was greeted by his family and friends from the Wolfe County Fire Department, where he was medic and firefighter for several years.
Specialist Miller isn't home because his tour in Iraq was over though; his company was escorting equipment when they hit a bomb.
"I didn't even know I was injured," says Miller.
The bones in his foot and leg were shattered. Now doing even the simple things are difficult.
Though happy to be home surrounded by his loved ones, Miller says he doesn't regret his time spent overseas, serving his country.
Miller says he will be home for the next 30 days, before going back to Washington D.C. for more treatment.