PFC John Patrick Kelly returns home

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

PFC John Patrick Kelly from Bravo Troop Second Squadron of the 106th Calvary will be returning to his local hometown of Aledo at 6:30 p.m. today, Sept. 28, 2009, with a heroes welcome.

Based out of Dixon, IL, PFC JP Kelly has had a long trip home. Part of his squadron has returned home already, and some, are still awaiting a plane home. PFC JP Kelly will be arriving at the Dixon Armory in Dixon, from Ft.  McCoy, Wis. this morning and will attend a short ceremony before being released to his family around 4:30 p.m.

He will then be escorted by the Patriot Guard from the Dixon Armory where he will meet up with a pre-scheduled caravan of family and friends in Milan, along Route 67. The Patriot Guard will then lead PFC Kelly and his caravan of family and friends down Route 67, through Viola, (around 6:20 p.m.) and into Aledo, around 6:30 p.m. and end at the Aledo Central Park Pavilion, where JP will be reunited with is remaining family and friends.