Homecoming parade held for Marine

March 9, 2012 6:44:49 PM PST
A marine wounded in Afghanistan returned to a hero's welcome on Long Island Friday.

A parade was held in honor of U.S. Marine Kevin Vaughan in his hometown of North Merrick.

He was wounded by a road-side bomb last September.

After undergoing several surgeries, he lost his left leg.

Hundreds lined the streets to pay tribute to Vaughan, for his sacrifice and heroism.

Vaughan has received a purple heart, and Friday he was presented with a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol.

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