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Marine gets hero welcome in Elmhurst

A soldier from Elmhurst got a surprise welcome home celebration Wednesday.

About a dozen cars and motorcycles carrying members of the Warriors Watch Riders rolled up in front of Fitz’s Pub in Elmhurst bringing a hero’s welcome to a very stunned Alex Spencer.

The 20-year old Marine just arrived back in Illinois last week from his second deployment, this one in Afghanistan where he was working to stop drug runners.

Eight more months and Alex’s service is over, but the Elmhurst native still plans on giving back by becoming a music teacher.

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9 Comments to “Marine gets hero welcome in Elmhurst”

    Tlaloc said:
    December 27, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    So besides 2 tours, what's so special about this guy? Why is he a hero? Just sayin.

      G. I. Joe said:
      December 27, 2012 at 7:32 AM

      And exactly what did you do for our country Tlaloc?

      rj1340 said:
      December 27, 2012 at 8:46 AM

      He's a hero, Tlaloc because he put his life on the line so bozo's like you can walk around our country, breathe our air and say all the stupid things you think actually make sense. Whatever you got for Christmas, take it back and use the money to buy yourself a clue.

      rj1340 said:
      December 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

      Adding "Just sayin" to the end of a comment is a way cowards try to disavow responsibility for the stupid things they say. But this is America and heroes like Alex Spencer have put their lives on the line so people like you can exercise your right to be stupid. Try not to abuse the priviledge, though.

    Melissa said:
    December 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Tlaloc what the hell did you do for this country? I know Alex personally and he is a hero for going out and defending your right to be an idiot!

    Chuck S said:
    December 27, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Thank You Alex for Your Service and Dedication to Our Great Nation. It was an honor to shake your hand last night

    Army Guest said:
    December 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Are you a serviceman Tialoc???? You don 't know what our military personnel go through for the freedoms that you have Tialoc. Go join and then come back to answer your own question Tialoc! #hooah!!

    Gordon said:
    January 9, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Good info. Lucky me I recently found your site by chance (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later!

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