Published: Oct 25, 2010 6:51 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 25, 2010 3:44 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla - A local hero who was wounded in Afghanistan is honored with his own day.

The City of Cape Coral dubbed Friday as Corey Kent day.

Private First Class Cory Kent got a visit from Cape Councilman Bill Deile at Tampa's VA hospital.

Kent lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan.

He remains in ICU in Tampa, while recovering from gall bladder surgery.