Homecoming times three

March 18, 2009 8:41:53 PM PDT
Three local soldiers are back home tonight...to stay.Army Specialist Brandon DiGiovanni got quite a reception from family and friends at Philadelphia Airport during what is his first trip home since completing a tour of duty in Iraq.

Among the things he's looking forward to?

A Phillies game.

DiGiovanni's stepdad Don Pizzo has taken care of that. He was first in line when Phillies tickets went on sale last month and he got Brandon tickets to the April 8th home game against the Braves.

Also coming home tonight was Marine Lance Corporal Vaughn Pinter of Galloway Township, New Jersey. Pinter was back from his tour in Iraq, with his mom, brother, girlfriend and best friend all on hand.

The Continental gate wasn't the only place at the airport where tears of joy were flowing.

Over at American Airlines Marine Lance Corporal Michael Schintz was greeted by his wife Ashley, 4-month-old daughter Bindi, and a flag baring honor guard.

The young family was whisked off to a waiting donated stretch limo. They'll be moving to Corporal Schintz's home base in Hawaii at the end of the month, but tonight they were enjoying one very special homecoming that included a motorcycle escort.

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