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Sgt. Josh Sislo is currently hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for injuries he sustained after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan. He currently is unable to use his left leg and it's unknown how long he'll be hospitalized.

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When Annette Sislo's phone rang on July 26, she didn't recognize the phone number but something in her heart told her to answer it.

On the other end were officials from the U.S. Army. They were calling to tell her Sgt. Josh Sislo, her 22-year-old son, had been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, severely injuring his lower body.


"They said he's been injured but he's OK," she said. "I knew it couldn't have been good news, but they weren't at my door, so that was a blessing."

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