Soldier Returns Home from Overseas

A returning soldier recently received a warm welcome home.

Marc Grigsby has been serving in the Army Reserves for 20 years and just returned from a year-long tour of duty in Iraq.

When he’s not overseas, he works as a service writer at Lexus of Naperville.

Managers at the dealership invited Operation Welcome You Home, an organization that provides homecomings to local service men and women, to surprise Grigsby with a motorcade through the dealership.

“It feels great to be home,” said Grigsby. “I’m back with my wife and our son Brian. We do it for our family and for our community, it feels very good to be home.”

Grigsby wasn’t the only soldier who was honored at the event.

Operation Welcome You Home also surprised Lexus’s 12 veterans on staff with plaques thanking them for their service.

Then, the dealership hosted a lunch for Grigsby and the other vets.

Another Lexus employee, Navy Lieutenant Roel Ybarra was also supposed to be honored after serving overseas, but was unexpectedly re-deployed to England.

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