Thursday, May 30, 2013

One of our heroes returns home to Georgia!!

In Augusta, Ga on May 30, 2013 a wounded soldier returned home with a BIG warm welcome.  U.S. Army Specialist Samuel Walley 20 years old stepped on an IED last June while serving in Afghanistan. He lost one of his arms and one of his legs.   His parents were with him during his recovery in Maryland.  Walley said that if he wouldn't have had anybody there, imagine how devastating that probably would've been. So yeah, it's definitely been one of the only ways he was able to make it through. Nobody is going to make it through on their ownHundreds of people lined the streets in downtown Winder with signs and American flags to salute Walley.  He was escorted by a motorcade into Winder on Georgia Highway 11. This was his first visit home since he was hurt.  He said he still feels pain when he walks, but the doctors gave him the ok to go home.  How awesome is this, he plans on re-enlisting into the Army as a firearms instructor.  Sam is getting another homecoming gift. AmVets and Home Depot teamed up to remodel the basement in the Walley house to fit Sam's specific needs.  How awesome is that?  The compassion people have for one another is great.

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