Surprise Welcome

A Lisle soldier recently got a surprise welcome home. First Lieutenant Neil Fotre is finally home after serving four years in the Army.

Operation Welcome You Home and the Warrior Watch Riders, two not-for-profits who surprise local heroes when they return from duty, greeted him at his house.

During his service Fotre was deployed to both South Korea and Afghanistan. The next step, he says, is trying out for Army Special Operations.

“I am really happy with the military,” said Fotre. “It is like the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s the proudest accomplishment I’ve ever had.”

After hugs from friends, family, and even strangers, the Benet alum received a few gifts and told the group he wished that all our servicemen and women overseas could also come home.

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