A hero's homecoming tonight.
A Valley soldier seriously wounded by sniper fire in Iraq is finally reunited with his family.
Sergeant Hubble Hainline was welcomed home to a crowd of cheers, hugs, salutes, flowers, flags and most importantly prayers.
Hainline, a member of the Alabama National Guard 128th Military Police Company, was seriously wounded by sniper fire in Iraq June 5th.
He was taken to a hospital in Germany where he underwent surgery to relieve swelling in his brain. Hainline says its been difficult getting over his injury and still has a long recovery time left.
"Got a lot of rehab still and more surgeries," says Hainline.
His wife Shannon, by his side, since he was shot. The couple's 2 small children left behind with grandparents. The Hainline's glad to finally be home.
"Its been a year since he's been home. Nice to be together again," says Shannon Hainline.