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Published December 22, 2012, 04:11 PM

ND native recovers from attack in Afghanistan

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Calvin native and Army captain is spending Christmas at a North Dakota medical center, but he says he'd rather be back in Afghanistan with the Special Forces "A-Team" that he leads.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Calvin native and Army captain is spending Christmas at a North Dakota medical center, but he says he'd rather be back in Afghanistan with the Special Forces "A-Team" that he leads.

Capt. Seth Nieman is recovering from wounds, including the loss of part of his right leg, that he suffered in late November when a roadside bomb exploded while he was on patrol near Kabul.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that Nieman has had eight separate surgeries. He tells the newspaper that he could be moved to outpatient care within a couple of weeks.

Nieman's right leg was amputated six inches below the knee. His left leg was broken in multiple places.

Nieman is with the Third Special Forces Group (Airborne), based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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