The students and staff at the Gulfport Job Corps Center in Gulfport threw a surprise celebration for Hugh Kelly on Wednesday. They say he's dedicated to his job as a substance abuse counselor and his job as an Army National Guardsman.
Kelly recently finished a year of duty in Iraq with the 890th Engineering Battalion and says he hadn't realized how much he was missed.
"It's a warm feeling to have individuals care about you. You don't know that people really care about that much about you until something like this happens."
Kelly starts back to work at the Job Corps Center on Monday.