He put his life on the line for our country, now a local community is getting ready to put on a special homecoming for Marine Kevin Dubiel, who is coming back from Afghanistan and turns 26 on Tuesday.
"Everybody who knows me know that I'm gonna cry like a baby when I see him. I can't wait to hug him, touch him and just tell him how proud we are and how much we love him," said Cathy Dubiel, Kevin's mom.
Spoken like a loving mom. Dubiel is coming home from his tour of duty to a big surprise.
"We're actually going to get the whole street, all neighbors to come outside, just to wave to him," his brother-in-law, John Wargo told us.
Other Marines will ride motorcycles down Ralph Avenue in Old Brooklyn to his mom's house. The thing is, Kevin doesn't know about any of this. So don't tell him that on Friday evening at 7 p.m., he's going to get a Hero's welcome home!
"We'll have some flags waving and Kevin is just going to walk down the street and wave to everybody."
Kevin has served in Japan and Afghanistan. He's in California right now heading home. He has nieces and nephews he has never seen and a wife who's waiting.
"I'm so excited so many emotions. I'm so happy that he's coming home in one piece," his mom said.