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Donations from Penn Valley residents help family of wounded soldier

Donations from Penn Valley residents are helping to allow the mother of a soldier from the Nevada County community to be with him while he undergoes medical treatment for serious wounds after a terrorist in Afghanistan fired three bullets into Brandon Walden.

Twenty-year-old Walden is in Texas where his mother, Laura Cummins, is with him.

Laura Cox, a friend of the family, says Penn Valley responded to the family’s situation.

click to hear Laura Cox

Walden was wounded in July days before he was due to ship out of Afghanistan.  A benefit dinner to help Brandon and his family will be held Aug. 20 in Penn Valley at the Tack Room.

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