Almost a year after becoming seriously injured in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Private First Class Sam Walley of Winder is coming home. The 2010 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School is scheduled to arrive in Barrow County around 3:30-4 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Local veterans groups are asking the community to come out to greet the 20-year-old soldier as he comes through town.
The vehicles will come up Highway 11 from Interstate 20, through Social Circle into Winder, then west on May Street and north on North Broad Street. AMVETS Riders Chapter 13, American Legion Riders, AMVETS Post 12, the Patriot Guard and other groups are providing an escort. Barrow County and Oconee County sheriff’s deputies, along with other law enforcement agencies, will serve as a police escort.