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Wounded Vet Coming home for Christmas

December 21st, 2011 Posted in The SandGram v1.0

Sgt 1st Class Mark Allen is a friend of a friend who sustained a bad head shot back in 2009 while serving in Afghanistan.  He is finally coming home to Loganville, a small town outside of Atlanta.  If you are able to attend his homecoming, it would be a great thing!!!

Semper Fi,



Shannon Allen, wife of wounded soldier Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen, said her husband will be making his way up Highway 78, through Grayson and Loganville, at about 2 p.m. Friday.

Allen received critical head injuries in 2009 when he was hit by sniper fire furing a furious firefight in Afghanistan. After more than two years in the V.A. hospital in Tampa, Fla. Allen will be returning home to Loganville in time for Christmas.

Residents are encouraged to turn out and line the streets in support of the returning hero. Shannon Allen said they will not be driving all the way up Highway 78, instead just passing through Grayson and Loganville before turning off at the Bay Creek Church Road exit. Information will be updated when it becomes available

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