“In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.” — Herodotus
I cannot shake the deep sadness I felt when I read last night that a young soldier from Winder has been seriously injured in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Private First Class Samuel Walley, a 2010 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School, lost his right leg and left arm after he stepped on an improvised explosive device while pursuing a Taliban fighter. This happened two days after his 20th birthday.
After surgery in Afghanistan, Walley was sent to a hospital in Germany. Soon he will be transferred to Walter Reed, the big military hospital in Bethesda, Md. There he will face months and years of treatment and rehabilitation. Pvt. Walley is the son of William and Connie Walley.
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