ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The public has a chance to personally meet hometown hero, Tyler Southern.
Tyler, a graduate of Mandarin High School, joined the Marines and was almost killed last year in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED.
PICTURES: Building a New Home for Tyler Southern
Now Tyler is a triple amputee, but is known for his positive attitude; those that meet him often say Tyler gives them a boost.
Meet Tyler and his new wife Saturday at the Ashley Furniture Store in Orange Park. The address is 8151 Blanding Blvd. He will be at the store at 1 p.m.
MORE: Tyler and Ashley's Wedding
First Coast News has been following Tyler's story in Operation Thumbs Up. Many folks helped throw Tyler a wedding and now volunteers are building him a home in St. Johns County.
If you choose, you can help Tyler and his new bride get furniture for their home. Ashley Furniture will match any donation given.
MORE: Information on making a donation
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