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Injured Munford Marine speaks from hospital bed

Christian Brown was nearly killed by an explosion during combat in Afghanistan last December. Christian Brown was nearly killed by an explosion during combat in Afghanistan last December.

(WMC-TV) - Munford Marine Christian Brown was nearly killed December 13 of last year when an IED exploded near him in combat in Afghanistan.

He was sprinting from building to building in Kajaki.

Brown remembers just about every detail of the explosion.

"When I got hit, I remember I did a flip in the air, I had a ringing in my ears and from that point on, it was survival. I kept reaching for my tourniquet," he says. "Yeah for a minute, I didn't think I was gonna make it. So I made my peace with God and said I did the best I could and I hope you understand that."

Christian Brown, known as "CB" to his friends, was first transported to a medical hospital in Germany before being flown back to the U.S.

Pictures taken at his bedside show that he's making a good recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He lost both legs, had severe burn blasts to his arm and lost a finger.

But Brown says he's getting ready for the next phase in his recovery.

"I'm going to new places now to where I'm gonna get fitted for prosthetics and learn to walk again and get my own legs," Brown adds.

Brown has had visits from NASCAR's Kurt Busch and comedian Ron White.

He says his story has touched people he's never met.

He says he can't wait to get back to his hometown of Munford.

"I've got a lot of handshakes, lots of hugs because a lot of people were behind me on this that I would have never guessed and so I have to express my gratitude," he adds.

"CB" says doctors haven't told him when he might be able to come home to continue his recovery.

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