A Hero's Welcome

May 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A group of valley soldiers got a hero's welcome late Friday night just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.The 7 soldiers returned to Fresno around 10:30 Friday night after risking their lives in Iraq.

Family and friends of the men waited anxiously saying the timing for their homecoming was perfect.

Sgt. Manuel Ignacio, Chowchilla Soldier, says "I think we're the last batch to get back. Everyone else has come home, so it turned out pretty good."

Jose Perez, Fresno Soldier, says "It feels great, super great."

Daniella Perez, sister, says "It feels wonderful having him back... missed him a lot, it's nice to have him back."

The soldiers were a part of the 101st Infantry.