NE Georgia Residents Plan Celebration For Wounded Soldier

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AUBURN, Ga. (AP) – Northeast Georgians are planning a welcome-home celebration for a wounded soldier.
    
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that U.S. Army Specialist Sam Walley of Barrow County is expected to return home to Auburn for his first visit on Thursday since suffering an injury in June.
    
Walley, a Winder-Barrow High School graduate, suffered the loss of an arm and a leg in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.
    
City officials in Auburn are inviting those in the region to welcome Walley home by lining the streets with American flags and signs.
    
A motorcade will be escorted into Winder on Georgia Highway 11 and is expected to arrive sometime between 3:30-4 p.m. on Thursday. U.S. Army Specialist Sam Walley of Barrow County is expected to return home to Auburn for his first visit on Thursday since suffering an injury in June.

Walley, a Winder-Barrow High School graduate, suffered the loss of an arm and a leg in an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.

City officials in Auburn are inviting those in the region to welcome Walley home by lining the streets with American flags and signs.

A motorcade will be escorted into Winder on Georgia Highway 11 and is expected to arrive sometime between 3:30-4 p.m. on Thursday.

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