East Texas town welcomes home soldier

CANTON, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas town is honored their returning son. Monday night, there was a "Welcome Home" dinner for U.S. Army Major Keith Pruitt and his family in Canton.

Keith is a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1987. Supporters and well-wishers gathered to show Keith how much they appreciate his service. This was his third tour of duty, second in Iraq, and he said he has seen a lot of positive changes lately.

"The government of Iraq is really coming to the forefront and knocking the ball out of the park," said Major Pruitt. "[They are] really taking control to where we are more in a support role and our young men and women are really knocking the ball out of the park as far as helping and supporting the government of Iraq."

Keith has already headed to his next assignment with the military. He is being stationed in Louisiana at Fort Polk.