Matthew Pelc: wounded in battle

American Heroes - Matthew Pelc - wounded in action

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Matthew Pelc’s tour of Afghanistan ended when his unit took small arms fire while on patrol.

Matthew was hit by a sniper. A Black Hawk medical helicopter landed under heavy fire.

He was patched up quickly and airlifted away from battle.

That’s when he knew he was going home.

Watch the video for his story.

Copyright 2019 WWNY. All rights reserved.