BERNE — Lance Corporal Theodore J. Wiederhold, with the United States Marine Corps, is returning home to Berne on Dec. 13 following deployment to Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division 3rd Platoon Alpha Company.
He received a letter of recognition from the commanding officer for actions and service in a combat area. He returns in January to Camp Pendleton in California.
Wiederhold graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School in 2011.
“Friends are invited to visit,” said his mother, Evelyn Wiederhold.