'Small but Mighty' Marine Welcomed Home
December 17, 2011
By Ginger Brashinger
Marine Sgt. Nicole Chickerillo gave personal meaning Saturday to the familiar tune “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” for approximately 100 family members and friends awaiting her return from military duty. Chickerillo was surprised by a crowd of welcome-home supporters at Midway Airport followed by an escort of Warriors’ Watch Riders, family and friends and Oak Lawn police and fire department vehicles to Krauss’ Gaslite Lounge in Oak Lawn, where a flag line awaited her. Chickerillo was presented with a certificate of appreciation, a challenge coin and mission beads by representatives of the Warriors’ Watch Riders. U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) presented Chickerillo with a U.S. flag.
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