Marco Island residents Jon Busch (left) and Carmen Dasti stand at attention with American flags as Private First Class Xavier Wheeler, of Naples, is welcomed home by his family Feb. 14. Busch and Dasti, both members of the Marco Riders and the local chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders were on hand for Wheeler's homecoming for 18 days of leave after eight months in Iraq. Also at the homecoming was Marco Islander Larry Gordon, who has two sons serving active duty in Iraq.

Photo by MICHEL FORTIER

Marco Island residents Jon Busch (left) and Carmen Dasti stand at attention with American flags as Private First Class Xavier Wheeler, of Naples, is welcomed home by his family Feb. 14. Busch and Dasti, both members of the Marco Riders and the local chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders were on hand for Wheeler's homecoming for 18 days of leave after eight months in Iraq. Also at the homecoming was Marco Islander Larry Gordon, who has two sons serving active duty in Iraq.

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