Injured Ft. Hood Soldier Leaves Hospital & Thanks WNY for Support

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Army Major Patrick Miller, the local soldier injured in the shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas, says he's thankful for the support he's received from Western New York.

Miller is a native of Allegany and graduated from St. Bonaventure University. He spoke with 2 On Your Side's Michael Wooten Tuesday afternoon after he was released from the hospital.

Major Miller was shot in the abdomen during the attack. In the nearly two weeks since, he says he's been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from across the country, but especially from his hometown.

"Just overwhelmed and very, very humbled just by the graciousness," Major Miller said. "You go in the army and move away to different places, and then over time you, at least me anyways, you become more proud everyday, more proud of where you come from."

The doctors tell Major Miller he will make a full recovery. It's hard to put a time frame on his rehabilitation, but he says he hopes to be at full strength by the summertime.


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