PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - Prattville soldier Nick Hensley passed away Friday morning, more than a week after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan.
WSFA 12 News profiled Hensley's parents last week after they learned their son had been seriously injured.
"Nikko" as the man's father said his friends often called him, suffered the loss of both legs and at least one hand in the blast, but his parents were so thankful at the time that he survived. "I want to hold my baby so bad," his mom said during the interview.
The Hensley family traveled half-way around the world to be with their son in Germany where he was being stabilized before transport back to the United States.
The 2001 Prattville High School graduate, husband, father, son and soldier paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. Prayers are being requested for the soldier's family and friends.
WSFA 12 News offers our sincerest sympathy and condolences to the Hensley family.