Wounded Hero Returns to His Loganville Home Friday

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen will be making his way through Grayson and Loganville at about 2 p.m. Friday to be home in time for Christmas.

Shannon Allen, wife of wounded soldier , 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.

Dean Bryant December 23, 2011 at 02:01 AM
Jane That Link appears to be broken. Are you able to provide marks such as stores and shopping centers? Its rain or shine too right?
Sharon Swanepoel December 23, 2011 at 03:02 AM
This link should work and it is my understanding that the weather will be good. http://patch.com/A-pCYK
Dave Emanuel December 23, 2011 at 08:28 PM
It was great to see so many Snellville citizens cheering Sgt. Allen as his motorcade rolled down Main Street, with the Snellville police leading the way.
Bobby Howard December 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM
Had the Honor of riding my motorcycle in the Escort for SFC Mark Allen to his home in Loganville, along with the Patriot Guard Riders & Snellville PD among many others. It was a wonderful show of support from our citizens here in Snellville and along the entire route. Today is another reason it is easy to say with PRIDE...... I live in Snellville and even easier to say, I am a PROUD American who lives and enjoys the FREEDOM that SFC Mark Allen and so many others provide for each of us! GOD BLESS AMERICA and all who FIGHT and DIE for that FREEDOM. Welcome Home Soldier..
Tammy Osier December 24, 2011 at 12:22 AM
People were even lining the streets outside of Walmart and Publix and across the street at the top of the hill where Starbucks is (whre I stood to watch). Awesome display of dedication from all and welcome to the family!


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