Cairo, Georgia Soldier Wounded

Brenda Sellars was busy packing her suitcase and getting last minute flight arrangements. Their family is heading to Washington, D.C. for the holiday, but the visit is bittersweet.

Brenda says, "I'm really proud of my son. He was proud of what he was doing. I'm thankful that he survived and that I'm going to shortly be with him."

Her son, U.S. Army SPC Nicholas Lee Sellers, suffered critical chest and abdomen wounds when a U.S. Army base was attacked Tuesday. He was airlifted to Ramstein Air Base, then treated at a German hospital. After two extensive surgeries, he is now listed in fair condition and was being transferred to a hospital in D.C.

His wife Erin Sellars says, "Anxious just to get there and just to see him, and it's one thing for a nurse to tell you he's okay, it's another to see it yourself and to touch him and make sure everything's alright."

The Sellers family should touch down in D.C. shortly after Nicholas' arrival from Germany. His injuries will keep him in the hospital over the holidays, but he'll be smiling when he sees his 18-month-old daughter and the rest of the family.

"I think that's the best Christmas that he could want."

It’s definitely a Christmas to remember.