A 23-year-old Marine from Arlington Heights is home in time for the holidays.
Marine Corporal Steven Kwiatkowski back from two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
He was given a hero's welcome at his alma mater Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights.
Kwiatkowski told an audience he was thinking about fellow Marines who didn't make it home.
The military support group, Warrior's Watch, was also there to honor Kwiatkowski.