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Soldier Welcomed Home in Oswego

Nov 22, 2014 05:06PM ● Published by Steven Jack

U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Carter is welcomed home Saturday by family and friends in the parking lot of the Jewel on Orchard Road in Oswego.

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The Jewel on Orchard Road in Oswego was the scene of a surprise welcome-home gathering Saturday afternoon for local U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Carter.

Local military support group Operation Welcome You Home organized the celebration for Carter, who recently returned from a nine-month deployment to 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

A native of Aurora, Cater is an Aurora Police officer and was previously a Kendall County Sheriff's Office deputy. He also worked as a firefighter/paramedic with the Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District and South Elgin Fire Department. 

Carter is a third generation Army soldier. His father, Harold Cater Jr. served in Vietnam and his grandfather, Harold Carter Sr., was a German prisoner of war for several months during World War II. 

After the welcome home at Jewel, a party was held in Carter's honor at the Oswego American Legion Post 675 Hall in downtown Oswego.

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