March 21, 2009 (CHICAGO) --A big party was held Saturday in the south suburbs to welcome a solider home from Iraq.Staff Sgt. Rick Penkala received a lot of hugs and well wishes. He is a member of the U.S Army Rangers and has served multiple tours in Iraq.
The celebration was held at the American Legion post in Calumet City. A number of organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign War and the Ladies Auxiliary were there to welcome Penkala.