USMC Lance Corporal James Hulse

Vernon Hills welcomed home our first resident serviceman, Lance Corporal James Hulse, of the United States Marine Corps, 3rd BN / 1st Marines, on December 8, 2007. Hulse, a 24-year old returning home from Iraq, was part of the first class to graduate from the Vernon Hills High School in 2002.

The day was frigid, but everything went off without a hitch. James was picked up at Chicago O'Hare airport by a limousine and then given a police escort through town to his home, where about 50 family, friends, and neighbors braved the cold temperature to give him a hero's welcome

Please enjoy this slideshow of that wonderful day!