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    Posted August 20, 2010 by
    Jacksonville, Florida
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    War Hero's Return




    Friiday, August 20, 2010.

    Marine Cpl. Tyler Southern of Jacksonville, FL lost his legs and an arm while fighting for his country in Afghanistan. A rally was quickly put together upon hearing of his arrival home. What started out as a small group of folks, turned into THOUSANDS of people from across Jacksonivlle & even out of state. Tyler arrived in Jacksonville with his dad from Bethesda, MD, along with a motorcycle group & the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. These two groups escorted Tyler into the Mandarin area of Jacksonville. It also just happens to be this young man's 21st birthdday.


    I was honored to be apart of such an amazing gathering of people, most of who, like myself, had never met this brave young man


    Warning: Turn the volume down. Due to several women behind/next to me, the video at times gets kind of loud. Sorry in advance if I blow your ear drums out.

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