- Posted August 20, 2010 by
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Combat mission ends in Iraq
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.