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What began as a simple Facebook post on Tuesday morning turned into a true hero’s welcome home Tuesday evening as hundreds turned out to welcome home SPC Colten Walters of Meigs County and fellow soldier SPC Spencer Altfilish, of Woodland, Washington, who have been serving in Kuwait. Firetrucks, motorcycles and many others escorted the returning soldiers through Pomeroy as crowds lined the streets with signs in hand, saluting the men who have been fighting for their country. The escort ended at Fox’s Pizza on the River as Walters’ request upon returning home was to have wings from Fox’s. Pictured (top left and bottom right) are some of the individuals who turned out to support the soldiers. (Top right) Spencer Altfilish, left, and Colten Walters, right, are pictured with Lee Roberts, who made the initial Facebook post which organized the homecoming event, and Walters’ mother Trish Rizer. (Bottom left) Walters, left, and Altfilish, right, are pictured with Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood who led the escort through Pomeroy. A complete story will appear in the Thursday edition of The Daily Sentinel and online at mydailysentinel.com. A video of the homecoming escort is available on The Daily Sentinel Facebook page.
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