Group welcomes home area Marines

December 15, 2009 6:07:48 AM PST
A big surprise greeted two Marines headed to suburban Palatine for the holidays.The group Warriors Watch welcomed Tony Carponelli and Matt Jimenez Monday evening at the Des Plaines Oasis.

Both are stationed in Hawaii and recently served in Afghanistan. Carponelli is from Palatine. Jimenez is a friend and fellow Marine who will be joining the Carponelli family for Christmas.

After the welcome home, police escorted the Marines to the Carponellis' home.