Air Force Sergeant welcomed home from final deployment

On Saturday, the community gave Air Force Master Sergeant Stephen Manley a hero's welcome home.

Posted: Nov 14, 2020 6:24 PM
Updated: Nov 15, 2020 12:47 AM

ORISKANY, N.Y. --- On Saturday, the community gave Air Force Master Sergeant Stephen Manley a hero's welcome home.

Manley, a 21 year veteran of the United States Air Force, returned from his 13th and final deployment overseas last week. He's scheduled to retire in May of next year after finishing out his service at home.

Around two dozen cars lined up at a park not far from Stephen's house to decorate for a homecoming parade. Due to CDC guidelines, the family could not hold the homecoming party they wanted, so they decided to hold a parade instead.

"I know with COVID, everything kind of changed how we do things. But obviously, you can tell from the support from the community and his family friends, he's well-liked," said Stephen's sister, Maria Crumb.

At 1:45, the parade made its way over to Stephen's house. The parade included family and friends as well as members of the Barneveld Fire Department.

Stephen, who had no idea this was happening, said he was shocked and humbled by the gesture.

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