Two Ill. Marines home after Afghanistan tours

May 5, 2011 8:29:01 PM PDT
Two Marines from the Chicago area returned home Thursday night after eight-month tours in Afghanistan.

Corporal Jonathan Gallup of Morris and Lance Corporal Tony Ellison of Calumet City are both back on three-weeks leave. Their unit has seen extremely heavy action in Helmand Province.

Southwest Airlines donated buddy passes for their trip from Camp Pendleton in California.