On Dec. 8, 2011, Bath Township native and Revere High graduate Aaron Hale was injured in a bomb explosion while on tour in Afghanistan. On Saturday, he came home for the first time since the incident to celebrate life, community support and family.
"This is a celebration of Aaron's life and his achievements and sacrifices," said Sonny Bare, Hale's best friend from high school. "He has had multiple reconstructive surgeries and he was blinded from the injuries."
Flip through the photos and watch the video above to see more from Hale's "Alive Day."
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