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LOCAL MARINE AND PROGRESS FIREMAN WELCOMED HOME AFTER 2ND PURPLE HEART!

     

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Corporal Brian Riddle of the United States Marines and Progress Fire Company Fireman was welcomed home today. Brian was first injured by a sniper in Afghanistan and recently injured by a mortar attack in Helmand Province on April 22. He sustained shrapnel wounds from head to toe and was flown to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland to undergo several procedures to remove the shrapnel.

Brians escort started in Montgomery County, MD by the MCFRS and MCPD and continued to the Montgomery County, MD line where it was picked up by local Fire and Rescue Depts and Freedom Riders in Progress! 

Welcome Home Corporal Riddle!  You ARE Central PA's Bravest!!! 

Click the link below to see local news coverage of Brian! 

http://www.abc27.com/story/18066898/injured-marine-returns-home-after-receiving-2nd-purple-heart

Additional images and video: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/05/progress_fire_company_members.html

 MCPD leading the escort from Bethesda,
      MD

 Brian leaving Walter Reed escorted by
      MCPD and MCFRS Engien 721

 MCPD and MCFRS ready to bring home
      Brother Riddle!

 MCFRS Rockville Tower 23 showing their
      respect on top of Interstate 270

 Battalion Chief 705, Medic 735, Tower
      735 and Engine 735 saluting Brother
      Riddle on his ride back home!

 Local Freedom Riders pick up Brians
      escort

 Welcome home Brian!

 Brian receiving his 2nd purple heart at
      Walter Reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporal Brian Riddles speech!