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MILL CITY, ORE. — Friends and family of a soldier wounded in Afghanistan held a candlelight vigil Thursday on the Santiam High School football field.
Nick Welch is a 2005 graduate of the Mill City school and a football player.
The Statesman Journal reports that he was critically injured Tuesday when a suicide bomber rode up to his unit on a donkey and detonated a bomb.
Three other soldiers from the Fort Stewart, Ga.-based unit were killed in the attack.
Welch is in a hospital in Germany.