Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci returns from deployment in Afghanistan

The commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves arrived

The commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves arrived at MacArthur Airport Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: News 12)

ISLIP - Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci received a hero's welcome home after returning from a deployment in Afghanistan.

The commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves arrived at MacArthur Airport Wednesday afternoon.

Croci says his time overseas was made a bit easier by his family, friends and constituents.

"To all of my family and friends who have been so supportive during this deployment, I can't thank you enough,” he said.

Croci said his first order of business was getting a slice of pizza and a Coke.

He says he will be heading back to the office Thursday morning to get caught up on town business.

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