Suburban soldier retires after 21 years

June 24, 2011 8:47:37 PM PDT
A soldier with ties to suburban Plainfield received a big welcome as he comes home for good.

Sgt. 1st Class Bret Gash is retiring after serving the country for more than 21 years. On Friday night, the group Operation Welcome You Home Illinois joined Gash's family in celebrating his retirement.

Gash served in Desert Storm and twice in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He called the homecoming celebration "overwhelming."