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The Florentine

2101 2nd Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

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All proceeds of this event will help On River Time send child survivors of abuse and neglected to summer fly fishing camps.

Join us for a cocktail dinner, silent and live auction, live music and more. Hear acclaimed veteran John Wayne Walding share his incredible story of courage and perseverance.

John Wayne Walding spent 12 years in the United States Army, including seven years in the Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and during his career at 3rd SFG, he served on ODA 396/3336 as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant and the Sniper Detachment as a Sniper Instructor.

It was during the harrowing battle of Shok Valley on April 6, 2008, that John would lose his leg to a sniper, and yet returned fire for four more hours with his severed lower limb tied to his thigh. The incredible story of that six-hour fight is detailed in the book No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan by Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer.

Post-injury, John attended Special Forces Sniper School and upon graduation became the first amputee ever to become a Green Beret Sniper. Using a hand crank, he went on to compete in the 2009 Boston Marathon, in which he finished 4th, finished in the top 10 in the 2009 New York Marathon, and ran the Army 10 Miler.

For one night, he brings his incrdible story to Birmingham to share on behalf of all of the On River Time kids who have survived trauma during their young lives.



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