Chicago war veteran returns home

September 9, 2012 12:08:03 AM PDT
Decorated Afghanistan War veteran and Chicago native Gabriel Torres returned home on Saturday afternoon.

Staff Sergeant Torres' mother welcomed him back at Midway Airport.

Torres joined the Marines in 2000.

He completed five tours of duty, serving around the world from Japan to Kuwait.

He returned from duty in Afghanistan.

Torres plans to retire from the Marine Corps to spend more time with his family.