Students welcome back asst. principal

June 1, 2009 8:42:54 PM PDT
Students at Mannheim Middle School in Melrose Park lined the streets outside to welcome their assistant principal back home.The Warrior's Watch Riders escorted Sergeant First Class John Jonak back to the school.

Jonak is one of 220 army National Guard soldiers who returned from Afghanistan on Monday.

Jonak thanks students for sending care packages and the community for all its support since he left last August and his family, including his young daughter.