3 . 3 In more local news-- a soldier who was severely wounded during combat in Afghanistan, is back in Jacksonville tonight, but not before receiving a hero's welcome home. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem was there to see how an entire community honored Ryan Timoney. 3 00-1017-2235-42153-200 Meet 28-year-old Army first lieutenant Ryan Timoney.A local soldier who was wounded in combat.He's come through 25 surgeries since he was gravely wounded in an explosion, and had to have a leg amputated. Timoney is now home with family for 10 days.RYAN TIMONEY, Wounded Warrior 16:37 To come back and kind of be your old self and then see all this it was fantastic it's really wonderful.His family has been through a lot since May 20th 2012..That's when Timoney was severely injured in an i-e-d explosion in Afghanistan.His tibia was shattered and he had severe internal injuries.DIANE TIMONEY/MOM OF WOUNDED SOLDIER 21:36 Whatever was going to come out of this was going to come out of this we were just going to have faith that it would all work out one way or another and it worked out wonderfully.He's made fantastic progress in his recovery.. his speech is back to normal he's learned to read again and his personality is exactly the same.Ryan also married his at the time of his injury- girlfriend- Kelby...who hasn't left his side since he was injured.With a rod and pins put in just weeks before the wedding to repair his shattered leg.. Ryan was standing.. but 10 days later it became infected and in April, doctors had to amputate his leg below the knee.17:56 You can't go back in time and change things. The first thing you have to do is just accept whatever has happened Between the many surgeries... Ryan only made it home for a couple quick trips but now he's home and he was greeted with a hero's welcome. The st. michael's soldiers.. a support group of 150 volunteers.. planned a surprise procession and law enforcement escort from orange park to his parent's home in Julington creek.People lined the sidewalks to welcome the hero.The patriot guard riders were in the neighborhood with their 5 foot flags and bikers from various groups joined the precession.16:53 I want them to know that I really do appreciate their support cause there are a lot of guys from Vietnam that came back to completely not this! CLOSE: 12:36 this hero's homecoming was a complete surprise to both Ryan and his wife. AM C4 TLS.