Franz Walkup update

Franz Walkup was severely injured in combat in Afghanistan Saturday, September 29th. He is currently in the hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, where he has undergone five surgeries to repair the extensive injuries.
The Army doctors have taken excellent care of him in both Afghanistan and in Landstuhl and plan to transport him to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, MD, early next week. The surgeons anticipate that Franz’s recovery will be a long one; 6-12 months and he will spend many of them at Walter Reed.

Friends of the family have established an account at the First National Bank, 801 W. Main St. Woodbury, Tn. 37190 There are also branches in Manchester and Murfreesboro. Donations can be made at any of these branches.

If you would like to mail a check, you may mail to:
Korie Aycock, 504 W. Main St. Woodbury, Tn. 37190
Shannon Streett, 117 Kimela Dr. Woodbury, Tn. 37190
Tonya Ayres Farmer 302 Fieldstone Dr. Murfreesboro, Tn. 37127

Monies donated to this account will be used to assist with travel, living and medical expenses for Shannon and Franz and the family. Any expenses not utilized in Franz’s recovery will be donated to the Fisher House. More information can be found at

*While all donations are greatly appreciated, please be aware that this is not a 501(c)(3) organizations and , as such, donations are not tax deductible.