Soldier gets surprise welcome home

July 8, 2012 3:41:24 PM PDT
A local soldier got a suprise welcome home Sunday on the Northwest Side.

Army Spc. Steven Varnes got a heroe's welcome from family, friends, and the Warriors' Watch Riders.

The Taft High School graduate is back after an eight-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

After his suprise escort, Varnes and his family headed to a pizza party in Edison Park.

He'll turn 22 next Sunday.