Soldier welcomed home in Plainfield

July 18, 2011 8:23:54 PM PDT
A solider from the southwest suburbs who recently finished serving in Afghanistan got a big welcome home Monday night.

Members from "Operation Welcome You Home" gathered in Plainfield. They welcomed home Army Private First Class Alexander Pavia. The Purple Heart recipient was born in Downers Grove and attended schools in Plainfield.

The 21-year-old was wounded twice while serving just under one year in Afghanistan.

Pavia's father is a Vietnam veteran who received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.