A Johnson City native was injured in Afghanistan only days away from coming home.
The last few days, Dwight Lane has spent a lot of time on the phone. Monday morning he got a call about his grandson, 23-year-old Marshall Lane, a Private First Class in the US Army.
Lane was working as a medic with a military police unit. His tour of Afghanistan was just about to come to an end when he was shot.
"He was bringing his unit home. Most of them and he just didn't make it," says Dwight Lane.
According to his grandfather, Lane was shot by an Afghanistan police officer Lane's unit was training. "The one that stepped out and started shooting had even talked to him, knew him. He had the officer's uniform on, because they were being trained. He just stepped out and started shooting," Dwight Lane adds.
Even with his bulletproof vest on, Lane was shot in the chest and hand. He underwent surgery in Afghanistan before being flown to Germany.
That's where Lane's wife and four other family members have gone to be by his side.
Now his grandfather, the man who raised him since he was little, is patiently waiting for phone calls with updates on Lane's condition. "Marshall looked real well, but he is completely hooked up with everything," adds Dwight Lane.
Doctors tell the family they've stopped the bleeding, but Lane is in a medically-induced coma.
Family members back in the US are taking care of Lane's 13-month-old son Frankie and praying for the recovery of their beloved military member.
Dwight Lane says they still don't have all of the details about the shooting, but they're hoping to get more information now that they have family members in Germany at the hospital with Marshall.