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Local soldier seriously wounded in Afghanistan

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By BEN CARLSON

A Lawrenceburg soldier was seriously wounded Monday while fighting in Afghanistan, the Army has confirmed

Spc. Seth Goodlett, 21, sustained a broken vertebrae, a severe concussion and broken shoulder.

He is a son of Rodney Goodlett and Debbie Cummins of Lawrenceburg.

He is listed in serious condition after being transported to a hospital in Baghram, Afghanistan, his father said, and is expected to fully recover.

His father said he will next be transported to Germany before returning to the United States.

“He took quite a hit,” Rodney Goodlett said. “I have found out that his injuries are not life threatening, but he is hurt pretty bad.”

Goodlett said he found out about his son’s injuries around 12:30 p.m Monday.

“I got a call that said he had been seriously injured,” Rodney Goodlett said. “The caller said, ‘That’s the only information I can give you at this time.’

“I went two hours and didn’t know the extent of his injuries. After I found out they weren’t life threatening, that made things better, but it’s been hard.”

Seth Goodlett is a calvary scout stationed out of Fort Carson, Colorado.

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