Injured Soldier Returns To North Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A wounded warrior from northeast Alabama is back in his home state.  Corey Garmon's arrived to cheers and applause at Huntsville International Airport this morning.

Many family members, friends and supporters held signs and flags to welcome him home.

Garmon lost a leg in an explosion in July 2012 while serving in Afghanistan.  He also had to have his other leg amputated, because it was severely damaged.  Garmon has been recovering at Walter Reed Hospital in Maryland.  He got prosthetics and is already walking with the use of a cane. 

Garmon is home for a nine-day visit, and will then return to Walter Reed for more rehabilitation.  Garmon is due home for a longer stay in December.

The 24-year-old says he wants to stay in the military despite his injury, as others with similar injuries have.

A police escort took Garmon through Marshall County and to the Sardis Senior Center for a visit.  During his time here, Garmon plans to appear at schools and other places to spread the word that the military has done the right thing serving and protecting people in Afghanistan.

We'll have more coverage on Corey Garmon's homecoming Friday on WHNT News 19 at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

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