MILL CITY, Ore. (AP) -- Friends and family of a soldier wounded in Afghanistan held a candlelight vigil Thursday evening on the Santiam High School football field.
Nick Welch was a 2005 graduate of the Mill City school and a football player. The Statesman Journal reports 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.