RONKONKOMA - Family and friends of a Marine from Ronkonkoma are rejoicing tonight after his safe return home from a tour in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Daniel Vieira arrived at Long Island MacArthur Airport just before 10 p.m. this evening.

Vieira is fresh in from a 10-month tour in Afghanistan and was greeted by a large group of friends and family at the airport.

Debbie Vieira, Daniel's mother, says she has three sons who are Marines and that she is excited to have her youngest one home safe.

Vieira says he will only be home for the weekend before he has to return to base.