A local Marine was honored by the community yesterday afternoon as he returned to Alton after two tours of Afghanistan. Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Medlock returned home to a hero's welcome at the Alton VFW Post 1308. It is something event organizer Rodney Cook hopes to continue doing, after the initial one was well received earlier this year.
He says one of the nicest tributes of the day was the number of businesses with electronic signs that welcomed Medlock back to Alton. Medlock just received his honorable discharge on Monday, and will be home permanently.