AVON LAKE SOLDIER CRITICALLY INJURED
The father of Soldier Colin Smith, a 2005 graduate of Avon Lake, reported today that his son was injured while fighting in Iraq and is listed as brain dead on life support in Germany. It is still unkknown what happened, details are slowly coming in.
Grief counselors were on hand at Avon Lake High School to help the students and faculty who were dealing with the news. Students first thought that Smith had died so they began building a memorial but quickly took it down when they got the official word from the family.
Friends say that one Smith's goals was to be in the military and to serve his country, that is where he wanted to be.