Chicago area servicemen welcomed home

March 29, 2010 8:23:13 AM PDT
A big welcome home greeted some soldiers from the Chicago area Friday.Army Sgt. Owen Leewis just returned from his second tour of Iraq when he was met by his parents, neighbors and friends in Libertyville.

Also on hand were the mayor and the local VFW post commander.

In Elgin, meanwhile, the Warriors' Watch riders met up with Pat Mola. His family says he returned to his base at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, after a one-year deployment in Afghanistan, and then to his home in Gilberts, Ill.

According to his family, Mola has been serving with the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Div. assigned to the 3rd Batt, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.