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June 29--  A soldier with ties to Vidalia has been injured in Afghanistan.

Private First Class Ian Edge lost his right leg below the knee and a finger on his left hand when an IED exploded.

The 25-year-old Army medic is the son-in-law of Ann and Jim Clendinen of Vidalia.  Father Clendinen is the rector at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation on Meadows Lane.

Their daughter, Mary Beth, is with her parents and will travel to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington when her husband arrives from Germany where he was taken for treatment of his wounds.

He has been in Afghanistan since mid-March and is assigned to the Tenth Mountain Division from Fort Drum, New York.