EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A West Michigan serviceman who survived an attack in Afghanistan is back home.
Army Corporal Johnathon McDonald, 23, was injured by an explosive while serving his third tour of duty.
After months of recovery he's back home in Muskegon County.
He was welcomed with a gathering at his mother's restaurant, where customers thanked McDonald for his service.
"He did not expect this much," says mother Patty McDonald. "Who would have expected this? I did not expect all of this."
"I see lots of friends and family and it makes me feel better knowing that I have people that support me," says CPL McDonald.
About 100 friends and supporters attended the gathering, including members of two area Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.
McDonald will spend a few weeks with his family before returning to therapy at an army facility.