Wounded Wisconsin Marine Gets Prosthetic Feet

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A brave Marine recently wounded in Afghanistan vowed he would walk again for Christmas.

Last week Lance Corporal Josh Wege was fitted for new prosthetics at Maryland's Walter Reed hospital, moving him one step closer to his goal.

The 19-year-old, who grew up in Waucousta, Wisc., lost his feet Oct. 4 in a roadside blast in Afghanistan.

Still, he's determined to walk again.

"Obviously I didn't want this to happen to me, but it still happened and you have to accept that and I know that God's got plans for me," he said.

His father, David Wege, recalled his son's determination.

"He told me 'Dad I don't want the ramps - I don't want to be in my chair when I'm at home," David said. "'I'm going to walk through the door at Christmas and that's kind of the end of the story."

Josh's family says the fact that he's even able to talk is a miracle from God.

They've started preparing for his arrival by paving the gravel driveway and moving his room to the first floor.

Despite last month's tragedy the family told Wisconsin's WBAY Josh hopes to remain with the Marines.

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