A Florida soldier on his way home Friday from Walter Reed hospital in Washington, DC got a surprise welcome that included a sweet ride arranged by a local Cadillac dealership. Army 1st Lt., Ryan Timoney and his wife relaxed in the backseat of a BMW convertible while they were escorted by a large motorcycle contingent of veterans and law enforcement officers.
A rolling roadblock cleared the way on Interstate 295 near St. Augustine.
As the motorcade passed St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Mandarin, the student body was standing in line waving U.S. flags.
“Going by my school … It was wonderful,” said Ryan, who has been recovering from serious shrapnel wounds since 2012.
The event involved hundreds of volunteers who eagerly stepped up to honor the newly-married military man.
(READ the story, w/ photos, from St. Augustine.com)