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#3139721 - 01/25/13 09:39 PM Woodbury TN soldier's story
Bambi Buster
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Story of Tennessee wounded warrior at link. It should be noted that he immigrated from Germany and was adopted by the Walkup family, and that his older adoptive brother, Army Lt Frank Walkup, was killed in action in Iraq in 2007. Not all citizens of the Volunteer State were born here, but Tennessee has every right and duty to proudly claim Sgt Walkup as one of our own.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/20708735/canno...rkable-recovery
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#3139889 - 01/26/13 12:16 AM Re: Woodbury TN soldier's story [Re: Bambi Buster]
AndyW
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Great story, I hope the rest of his life is peaceful and happy.
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#3139931 - 01/26/13 06:09 AM Re: Woodbury TN soldier's story [Re: AndyW]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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 Originally Posted By: AndyW
Great story, I hope the rest of his life is peaceful and happy.
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#3140421 - 01/26/13 04:53 PM Re: Woodbury TN soldier's story [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Bambi Buster
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 Originally Posted By: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
 Originally Posted By: AndyW
Great story, I hope the rest of his life is peaceful and happy.
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I share your sentiments, but the number and severity of the gunshot wounds he sustained mitigate against that. He was shot at close range by one of our so-called Afghan "partners" he and his unit had been deployed to train, protect and mentor. One U.S. soldier was killed and several others wounded in the same incident.
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#3140462 - 01/26/13 05:31 PM Re: Woodbury TN soldier's story [Re: Bambi Buster]
AndyW
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 Originally Posted By: Bambi Buster
 Originally Posted By: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
 Originally Posted By: AndyW
Great story, I hope the rest of his life is peaceful and happy.
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I share your sentiments, but the number and severity of the gunshot wounds he sustained mitigate against that. He was shot at close range by one of our so-called Afghan "partners" he and his unit had been deployed to train, protect and mentor. One U.S. soldier was killed and several others wounded in the same incident.


When I read how many times he'd been shot and where, I was shocked he survived. He definitely has the heart of a warrior.
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#3140908 - 01/26/13 11:20 PM Re: Woodbury TN soldier's story [Re: AndyW]
DBLAARCHERY
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Wow I didnt know this thanks for posting...I live in here and know some of the Walkups...I will have to check in on them...Thanks for posting...
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#3141050 - 01/27/13 08:33 AM Re: Woodbury TN soldier's story [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
HuntingandHarleys
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For those that want to keep up with this young hero's status here is a link to facebook, if the link does not take you there search Staying Strong For Franz Walkup. This Walkup family are darn good people.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/289581907816992/?fref=ts

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