Wounded Soldier Gets Hero's Welcome on Christmas

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An Arizona family celebrated a very special Christmas when their wounded son came home for the holidays.

Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, 27, and two others were critically injured by a 500-pound roadside bomb during his 10th deployment to Afghanistan.

The Phoenix native, now in a wheelchair, was in a coma for four months, and doctors had to remove part of his skull. After months of tough recovery, Cory is spending the holidays with his family in Sky Harbor.

The Patriot Guard riders were on hand at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to welcome him. They even gave the family a special bike escort home.

"It makes us whole again so we're very excited about him being home," said his father, Craig Remsburg. 

Lynne Breyer was among a crowd of Phoenix residents on hand to welcome him home.

"It's just so moving and touching that he can do that," she said. "For this young man to come home and be back with his family after 15 months of rehab in the hospital is really touching and meaningful. He's got a great attitude and keeps working hard.  It's very inspiring," she said.

Gilbert resident Kelly Townsend said Remsburg "represents all those who can't be home for Christmas."

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