Published: Jan 19, 2011 12:36 AM EST
Updated: Jan 18, 2011 9:36 PM EST

FORT MYERS- A local hero making incredible strides in his recovery.

Private First Class Corey Kent, of Cape Coral, is working to regain his mobility and strength at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC.

Our partners at the News-Press interviewed Corey Tuesday.

Private First Class Corey Kent lost his legs and some fingers in an explosion in Afghanistan back in July.

Since then, Corey Kent is working with a specialist to rebuild his strength and mobility in his legs and arms.

He's even learning to use prosthetics.

As for his injuries, the 22 year-old continues to be a fighter.

Kent tells the News-Press he works hours and hours each day in rehabiliation.

"Everybody has it within them but not a lot of people are tested like this," he told the News-Press.
He goes on to say, "I regret what happened, but I don't regret joining. You can't find better friends than in the army," he said.

You can read more about Private First Class Corey Kent's road to recovery on and in Wednesday's edition of the paper.