On Friday afternoon Josh Wetzel returned to Glencoe, AL. Hundreds of people lined U.S. 431 including all of the students from Glencoe Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Josh Wetzel is an U.S. Army Specialist who was wounded in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED. Today Wetzel has prosthetic legs and a cane to help him get around. Josh Wetzel arrived at the Birmingham Airport and had a police escort to Glencoe City Hall.
Wetzel has been recovering from his injures at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. And it was his first time back home since he was injured. He came back home to attend a wedding from his cousin Magan Hayes. Enjoy the pictures and video below from this great day! For the story from the Gadsden Times go to: http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20121019/NEWS/121019722/1016/NEWS?Title=Glencoe-welcomes-hometown-hero-Wetzel&tc=ar.
Follow Josh Wetzel’s progress on the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prayers-for-Josh-Wetzel/446503735378821.
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