Neighbors, friends, and family gathered tonight to welcome home Navy Lt. Jeff Kerr after three years away.
Operation Welcome You Home volunteers gathered to form a motorcade to surprise the navy fighter pilot at his home.
Kerr was taken aback by the hero’s welcome.
“Very surprising. Very moving. Very humbling to because I’m not like the only guy out there,” said Lt. Kerr. “There’s a whole lot more people serving right now doing a whole lot more than I have.”
Kerr graduated from Naperville North High School and then earned a Mechanical engineering degree in 2007 from Georgia Tech.
He then went on to earn his wings in 2009 and flew jets over Iraq and Afghanistan.
After his visit home, Kerr and his wife Stephanie will head back to Mississippi where he is helping train other Navy pilots.
Operation Welcome You Home is a not-for-profit that provides respectful, thoughtful, uplifting and joyous homecomings for all returning soldiers and their families.
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