Horn Lake, MS- (WMC-TV) - It will be a long road to recovery for Army Private Taylor Odom after a training accident at Fort Carson in Colorado left him severely injured.
Now, his mother, Jennifer Palazola-Herrin, hopes to have him home by Christmas.
"Right now he needs his family and friends so much, and the doctor told me there is no reason why he should be here. He should be home," said Palazola-Herrin.
According to the military, five Fort Carson soldiers from the third Brigade Combat Team, fourth Infantry Division were injured in a vehicle rollover accident while participating in a training exercise about 15 miles south of Fort Carson.