Group Welcomes Soldier Home In Tyler

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A big welcome home in Tyler today for a soldier, back after spending a year in Iraq. Army sergeant John Dalton thought he was going to dinner at a Longview restaurant, when he pulled into a parking lot with 60 flag-waving supporters. The group Welcome Home, Soldier and his family were waiting to give him a proper homecoming.

"I didn't see the flags until I got around the corner, and thought it was amazing that everybody came out and saw me. It was wonderful" says Dalton.

Sergeant Dalton plans on spending lots of time with his family before being rotated back to his unit in Iraq.

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