Soldier calls home during firefight

May 6, 2008 6:27:01 PM PDT
Just imagine coming home and checking your voicemail, only to hear the sound of gunfire.

That's the message an Oregon couple received from their son, a soldier fighting in Afghanistan.

It turns out Steve Phillips' cell phone accidentally dialed their number while he was stuck in the middle of a firefight.

"That's a heck of a message to get from your son in Afghanistan," said Jeff Petee, the soldier's father. Phillips' mother, Sandie Petee, said, "I'm thinking, oh my God, this may be the last time I hear my son's voice on the phone."

No one from Phillips' unit was hurt or killed during the battle. He's due to return home from Afghanistan next week.

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