NOONDAY (KYTX) - An east Texas US Marine Staff Sergeant is safely back home. With shouts and waving flags as the backdrop -- Lance Ritter received a warm welcome home from family and members of the "Welcome Home Soldiers" organization.
Ritter has been serving in the military for 15 years. His most recent deployment was to afghanistan.
"It's very overwhelming, cause I only know about a quarter of the people here and for people that don't know me to show up to this, it definitely brings a tear to your face."
He's not the only Ritter serving in the Marines. His little brother Quentin Ritter was also celebrated for his service. Both are Bullard high school graduates.