Dec. 16, 2012: Christmas came a few days early for the family of U.S. Army Spc. Marshall Lane, as the once critically injured soldier returned home to Johnson City. After four months of recovery in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Marshall and his wife, Amanda, were ushered home by members of the local Rolling Thunder, his old unit with Army Reserve 7244th Medical Support Unit, as well as lots of friends and family. Marshall, a combat medic for the 549th Military Police Company, had been shot while on patrol in Afghanistan.
Sources: History of Washington County, Tennessee; Johnson City Press.