RONKONKOMA - Dozens were on hand at MacArthur Airport to welcome home a soldier who is a Long Island native.

Army Sgt. Richard Vidal, who is from Lindenhurst, just finished a tour in Afghanistan after serving two tours in Iraq.

Vidal's parents called his arrival "overwhelming" and said they feel very lucky to have him home. They added that their son was very surprised to see the crowd that gathered to greet him.