JBLM ranger recovering from wounds sustained in Afghanistan

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An Army Ranger from Joint Base Lewis-McChord is recovering at Walter Reed Military Medical Center after being shot four times during a firefight in Afghanistan.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that Sgt. Oliver Campbell was medically evacuated Jan. 16 after an attack in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province.

The 22-year-old member of JBLM's 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment had a bullet lodged close to his heart after the attack.

His mother, Carol Campbell of Kansas City, says he is doing very well.

In a letter to friends and family, Campbell thanked his teammates for keeping him alive after the attack and the flight surgeons and nurses who tended to him.

He also thanked actor Leonardo DiCaprio, whose performance in the survivalist movie "The Revenant" helped motivate him.