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Munford Marine making progress after attack

Christian Brown, 28, was nearly killed by an explosion during combat in Afghanistan this month. Christian Brown, 28, was nearly killed by an explosion during combat in Afghanistan this month.

Prayers of many here in the Mid-South are still going up after a well loved Marine was nearly killed in the war in Afghanistan. 

It's been two weeks since Munford Marine Christian Brown -- known as "CB" to his friends -- was injured when an IED exploded near him.

"His right leg, both legs have been damaged and removed.  His right leg was pretty injured far up the thigh and his left leg was taken off at the knee," says Brown's pastor, Greg Temke.

Brown - who's on his fourth tour of duty - was stationed in Afghanistan when he was injured.

He was first taken to a hospital in Germany where he was stabilized.

Now, Brown's family is at his bedside at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

"It was a miracle he did make it...in fact, they didn't expect him to make it and that's why his mom and dad and brothers flew over there for that reason," Temke continues.

Brown continues to undergo surgeries to clean his many wounds.

He's also fighting a fever.

CB is still in a medically induced coma to allow healing and give him rest.

Friends say Brown has many days of care and months of prayer ahead of him.

"From what I've heard thus far, he seems to be advancing faster in the recovery that what they thought," says Temke.

In addition to his leg injuries, Brown had minor injuries to his arms.

His pelvis was also broken on both sides.

You too can keep track of Christian Brown's progress by following his Facebook page

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