The communities of Snellville and Loganville turned out in force Friday to welcome home a returning hero.
After being away for almost three years receiving treatment at the V.A. Hospital in Tampa, Fla. for a critical war injury, and his family returned to their Loganville home Friday afternoon. A procession, led by law enforcement from Snellville, Loganville and Walton and Gwinnett counties, as well as Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders, traveled up Highway 78 from Snellville to Loganville. Allen grew up in Snellville and the family now live in Loganville.
Volunteers from the Home Depot, the American Legion, Building Homes for Heroes have modified the home to accommodate the needs of the family so they could be home in time for Christmas. Welcome Home Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen!
Editor's Note: If anyone has photos they took of Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen's homecoming, please feel free to upload it and add your thanks to this local soldier and his family for their sacrifice.