On Monday, state lawmakers honored an East Tennessee soldier injured in battle.
The Senate honored Army Master Sergeant Michael Trost for his service.
The wounded warrior from Maryville suffered a number of injuries, including the loss of one of his legs, during an attack in Afghanistan more than two years ago. He recently returned from Brooke Army Medical Center where he received a new leg brace that allows him to run again.
Trost is not originally from Tennessee, but said he's now proud to call the Volunteer State home.
"I love this state, it's been a privilege to serve in the U.S. Army, and also as a Tennessee resident, I can't tell you how grateful i am to everybody here in this state. Y'all make me feel very welcome," said Trost.
He received a standing ovation.
Military doctors also created a new thumb that Trost can strap onto his hand.