(McAlester-AP) -- An Oklahoma soldier is recovering from 2nd degree burns suffered when a bomb exploded the vehicle he was riding in.
Private First Class David Willis of the McAlester area was riding in a gas truck delivering fuel and ammunition in Iraq when the explosive was detonated by remote control.
His mother, Tammy Willis, says her son couldn't hold a telephone, but was able to talk to her for a few hours and is doing well.
David Willis is assigned to the Second Battalion, First Infantry
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