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Welcoming home a fallen soldier

Henry County, Georgia recently welcomed home Staff Sgt. John Beale, who was killed two weeks ago in Afghanistan. Last Thursday, the citizens of his home and neigboring counties lined up along the side of the street along the procession to pay their respects.

The first video was put together by State Rep. Steve Davis, who represents most of Henry County in the Georgia General Assembly:

You can see other street views of the procession below:

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6 Responses to Welcoming home a fallen soldier

  • Barbara Boxer to  Brigadier General Michael Walsh:

    “Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am? It’s just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I’d appreciate it.”

  • Jason – you were right – if you don’t tear up, well, I have to wonder about you.

    I took the first video and posted it over at Blackfive:

    Read the reaction there.


  • Thanks for this post.

  • Makes me Proud to see the people Honor heros as they deserve. I have yet to see the people here in Maine do it though some of us do. I ride with the Legion Riders and Patriot Guard at each oppertunity to Honor our Active and Vets and will until someone rides for me…… God Bless you

  • R.I.P. Sarge, and Thank You for your service. May your family be at peace in this time of tragedy.

  • Thank you Sargent, Rest in peace.

    Damn it’s dusty in here.

    Prayers to the family and unit.