STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV)-- The "coming home" celebration was held for Sergeant Brandon Wallace at Gypsy Hill Park.
He served in both the Marines and the Army, and most recently returned home from Iraq in 2012. He plans to retire from the military next month and move back to Staunton.
Dozens of people came out to show their appreciation for his time overseas.
Wallace says it's important that the community supports men and women in uniform for the sacrifices they make.
"We've done a lot and some of us have seen a lot and some are traumatized and some are not, but all of them have served and I think it's fitting that everyone gets their recognition, their due time in the spotlight because a lot of us don't get the spotlight,' said Sergeant Brandon Wallace, served four tours in Iraq, 'anytime you get recognition from your home, it's that much more special."
Wallace says he plans on heading to Blue Ridge Community College in the fall, to get a degree in computer sciences.
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