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Woodstock's Fallen Soldier Returns Home

Woodstock residents lined Main Street to show their support for Army Spc. Gary Lee Nelson's friends and family.

Woodstock residents, the Patriot Guard Riders, firefighters, police officers and friends and family of Army Spc. Gary Lee Nelson III gathered at McCollum Airport in Kennesaw and along Main Street in Downtown Woodstock to show their support for .

The funeral will be held Friday starting at 11 a.m.

The family will leave from the at 10:40 a.m. traveling down Main Street and then right on Arnold Mill Road.

Mass will be held at  and burial will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

Guests will travel back down Arnold Mill Road continuing on Towne Lake Parkway to I-575 North. Take Exit 16 and turn left at the overpass and follow the signs to GA Highway 20. Turn left on to GA Highway 20 West and follow for approximately six miles, cross the Knox Bridge, and the cemetery entrance is on the right.

Kristen Cash April 14, 2011 at 10:44 PM
absolutely the most beautiful welcoming home of this amazing young man. It gave me chills and made me feel proud that I live in Woodstock. God Bless this family, they have this whole community praying for them. I know that even in this time of sorrow
Wendy Henry April 15, 2011 at 03:45 PM
My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this young hero. The welcome home was beautiful and very humbling. Tears of pride and sorrow but very glad to live in a wonderful city and country that honors its heros. God bless this family. Many many thoughts and prayers are with them.
Dawn Nelson April 18, 2011 at 04:32 PM
I am so proud to live in Woodstock. The overwhelming love and support for my son means the world to me and my family. I cannot find the words to express the most heartfelt gratitude I have for our community. I am so proud to be his mom!

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