"Always has that smile." A smile Chuck Reynolds says he can't wait to see again.
"He's actually joking, making wise-cracks about it and his sense of humor is unbelievable," Reynolds said.
Sgt. Vince Reynolds was on patrol in Afghanistan when he stepped on an explosive.
"They amputated his left leg below the knee," his mom, Beth Reynolds said.
Reynolds says the phone call she received early Tuesday morning was one of the scariest feelings she's ever experienced.
"I sat up in bed and just started saying, 'Is he okay, is he okay,'" she said. "Then I heard him in the background saying, 'Just let me talk to my mom,' so I got to talk to him."
Despite his extensive injuries, Reynolds says her son is in good spirits.
"He has a good outlook and he's pretty high-spirited on things, so hopefully he'll fair okay," Reynolds said.
And rightfully so. As a reward fro his bravery during combat, Reynolds says Vince will receive a Purple Heart thanking him for his duties.
"I'm sure this is going to change everything for everybody somewhat," Chuck Reynolds said. "We're all willing to back him and support him in any way we can and be strong with him."
Despite all that's happened, this family is ready to see their soldier come home.
Reynolds graduated from Bellefonte High in 2006 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He is based out of Seattle and was on his 2nd tour overseas. His family expects him to return to the U.S. for therapy Friday.