Soldier welcomed home in Austin community

July 3, 2012 (CHICAGO)

There were plenty of hugs and kisses for army specialist Samuel Stanciel

Members of the warrior watch riders led Tuesday's welcome back celebration outside Stanciel's home.

He left for Afghanistan last July. His home base is in germany. He was also on the front lines near the border of Pakistan.

Stanciel has served as an infantry gunner for two years.

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