Army Specialist Eric Kuhlman returned home Sunday.
The Purple Heart recipient was escorted by nearly 160 members of American Legion Riders to the home of his parents, Cranford and Della Bennett in Wichita.
Kuhlman was injured July 27 when his unit was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan. Last month, he received the Purple Heart in a ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Kuhlman is a 2006 graduate of Northwest High School and enlisted in the Army along with three of his Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps friends. One of those friends, Chad Marsh, was killed in action in Iraq on Feb. 18, 2007.
The riders with American flags mounted on their motorcycles escorted Kuhlman to his home, then presented him with an appreciation plaque and a "Support Our Troops" flag signed by the riders.
Kuhlman, who faces additional surgery for his injuries, is home on a 30-day leave before returning to Walter Reed.