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Zephyrhills soldier honored at high school homecoming

Zephyrhills, Florida -- Army specialist Tyler Jeffries was honored in Thursday night's homecoming parade for Zephyrhills High.

He was a football and baseball player there, and after graduation, he went into the army.

Tyler lost both his legs to an IED in Afghanistan.

He's spent the last 11 months in rehab at Walter Reed Medical Center, where he received new legs and re-learned how to walk.

He says he is overwhelmed by the community support, but wants all soldiers to be remembered.

"I know its my hometown and everyone is showing their support for me, but at the same time there's other troops, other guys around the world in the same situation, so don't forget that at all either," said Jeffries.

Tyler has another six months in therapy, then he says he wants to go to gunsmith school and open a gun shop.

Friday night he will be honored at the Zephyrhills High football game.

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