Marine welcomed home in west suburbs

September 19, 2011 4:09:33 PM PDT
A marine from the western suburbs got a big welcome home Monday after returning from his deployment in Afghanistan.

Corporal Joseph Helmick was greeted by family and friends Monday morning at the American Legion in Franklin Park.

Helmick has completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan since 2009.

A family member says his military term is up in December, when Helmick plans to serve four more years in the reserves.