An entire community gathered Sunday to welcome home a South Jersey native who returned from a deployment in Afghanistan.
First Lt. Frank C. Broomell, who grew up in Sicklerville, was greeted by friends, family and neighbors during a welcome home celebration Sunday afternoon.
The celebration continued at a bowling alley, as Broomell and his family took part in the Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey's bowling fundraiser.
"This young man's dedication to our country servers as an example to us all, Freeholder Ed McDonnell said in a statement. McDonnell is the liaison to the Camden County Division of Veterans affairs.
Broomell's service continues a family tradition of service that started with his grandfather Alex Mastrando, who was a Corporal in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean war from 1953-1955.
Not the prettiest Friday, but we're ready for a great weekend. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. After an early high in the upper sixties, temperatures fall & winds pick up out of the chillier northwest. Right now the Memorial Day Weekend looks sunny and cool with highs in the low to mid 60s on Saturday, in the 70s Sunday & Monday. Cooler temps at the shore.