A man who graduated from a Utah high school is recovering in Germany after being shot in the hand during an attack that killed nine soldiers in eastern Afghanistan.

Jacob Walker was in a unit of about 100 U.S. and Afghan soldiers that defended a small outpost against Taliban fighters armed with rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and rifles.

At least 15 American soldiers were injured in the fight, including Walker.

Walker graduated from Alta High School in 1997. He joined the Army in 2005.