It's been an emotional rollercoaster for a Park Forest family who were told that a family member had died while serving in Afghanistan only to learn three days later that he was alive.
"Here we are grieving again," sister Rose Roberts-Alexander said Monday, according to the Southtown Star.
Roberts' family had been told that the soldier had died six weeks after being injured during a June 26 roadside explosion in Afghanistan. Officials later determined that Roberts was still alive and was recovering in the ICU.
He ultimately died from his injuries on Aug. 17, the Department of Defense confirmed.