HAMBURG, NY- Nicholas Stone is no stranger to service, both for his country and his hometown of Hamburg.
In 2007, Stone enlisted in the U.S. Army, and two years later was deployed to Afghanistan. But in May 2010, Stone's military career was cut short when he lost his left leg during a Taliban ambush.
Stone spent two years in rehab at Walter Reed Hospital, but during his free time he was back home in Hamburg, working part time for the town highway department.
And after three years of hard work, Stone was granted full-time status with the town.
"Being a part of the community, it's great and it's awesome. You know I was able to serve my country before and now come back and serve my home town," Stone said.
And very soon, Stone will have another cause to serve for, as he and his girlfriend are expecting a child.