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Homecoming parade held for Marine
NORTH MERRICK, N.Y. (WABC) -- A marine wounded in Afghanistan returned to a hero's welcome on Long Island Friday.
A parade was held in honor of U.S. Marine Kevin Vaughan in his hometown of North Merrick.
He was wounded by a road-side bomb last September.
After undergoing several surgeries, he lost his left leg.
Hundreds lined the streets to pay tribute to Vaughan, for his sacrifice and heroism.
Vaughan has received a purple heart, and Friday he was presented with a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol.
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