Sgt. Nathanael M. Simmons finished five years of service in the U.S. Marines in January. Simmons is the son of Danielle Piper of Keene and Thomas Simmons of Vermont.
During his tour, he served in Sicily and Norway while stationed stateside at Camp LeJeune.
Sgt. Simmons received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for “superior performance” at his job duties.
He was welcomed home by friends and family at a surprise celebration on Feb. 2. Simmons will work for BAE Systems.