ANNISTON, AL (WBRC)-
Aaron Causey walked off the plane, inspired by the crowd that came to see him.
That's impressive because the Army SFC lost both legs from an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan Sept. 7, and now uses artificial legs.
"Originally, I was just going to get off the plane and hop in my wheelchair," Causey said. "I figured if everyone else is going to show up for me, you know, I'll put on my legs and walk for them."
Friends, family, even people who just wanted to see a hero, turned out at the Anniston Municipal Airport to welcome Causey home. Causey, who had been undergoing intensive physical therapy at Walter Reed Medical Center in Betheseda, Maryland, was allowed to come home for Christmas.
Some 2,000 or so came to show their support, with banners and homemade signs, fighting moody weather. The sun was out part of the morning but it rained heavily, letting up just before his plane landed, almost an hour late.