Georgia soldier critically injured in Afghanistan

The family of a U.S. Army soldier from Georgia, who was critically injured in Afghanistan, is asking for prayers.

Family members tell FOX 5 News Specialist Winston Hencely was injured by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. He is on life support and listed in critical condition. His sister, Ivey, said he has shown some progress by moving his fingers and toes, but has extensive shrapnel damage to his head, chest and the left side of his body.

The 20-year-old was one of a few soldiers injured in the attack, which left many dead, the family said.

While his relatives are trying to have him moved back to Georgia, they're asking the public for prayers.

In May 2014, Spec. Hencely graduated from Effingham County HS in Springfield, Georgia.