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Community welcomes fallen soldier home

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) -- A day after the president was in Kabul finalizing plans to wind down the war in Afghanistan, a casualty of that war returned home to Kennesaw.

1st Lt. Jonathan Walsh was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan last week. Wednesday the Walsh family asked that his procession be taken through his home town and past his high school and college.

At North Cobb High School, ROTC cadets lined both side of the roads, while half the school's students filled in the gaps. Then in downtown Kennesaw, the city had large flags placed along the route. That didn't stop dozens of families from showing up with their own flags.

"There's a verse in the Bible that Jesus used, 'There's no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.' I think that's appropriate to say right now," said Army Veteran Harlin Grizzle.

The family plans to hold a private funeral ceremony Thursday.


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