“I didn’t think this many people cared!”
Wounded not once, but twice in two different wars, Marine Cpl John Peck came home last week to Antioch, IL and found that his country does indeed care!
Cpl Peck was escorted home by the Antioch police and fire departments.
Photo: LCpl John Peck
Estimates say that nearly 2,000 people lined the streets of the route to Peck’s home. Flags were waving and the sound of people clapping could be heard as Peck was escorted home for his first visit since losing both legs and an arm in Afghanistan. He battled severe infection from a wound in his stomach that refused to heal. Doctors tried to save his remaining arm, but they eventually had to amputate a portion of that as well.