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Guardsman gets a bright red welcome

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It wasn't a five-alarm fire -- or even a cat stuck up a tree -- that the convoy of Cottage Grove fire trucks rolling down 80th Street was after last Friday.

Nope, just a homecoming.

Cottage Grove volunteer firefighter and Minnesota National Guard Red Bull Brigade soldier Adam Pelton got a big, bright red escort down the city's main drag after 16 months in Iraq -- one that would've made any parade-going kid a bit jealous.

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