Emotional homecoming for wounded Mishawaka soldier
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A Mishawaka soldier wounded in Afghanistan has returned home.
Lucas Oppelt is a combat medic with the United States Army.
This is Oppelt's first time home since he lost his leg in May after stepping on an IED.
He returns home with a new outlook on life.
"Life's not about a status symbol, or about how much you got," Oppelt said. "It's about how much love you can create. What you're going to take away from it obviously."
Oppelt said he is still getting used to his new leg.
He still has months of therapy ahead of him.