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Tyler Southern will be at Ashley Furniture Saturday to Meet Public

11:15 AM, Sep 20, 2011   |    comments
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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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