Marine who's touched lives of many children returns home

March 19, 2011 7:22:50 PM PDT
A Houston-area Marine captain who's touched the lives of several children is now home from Afghanistan and he's getting a big welcome. Dozens of people surprised Captain Thomas Perrin Saturday with a celebration in northwest Houston. Perrin wrote Christmas cards to children at First United Methodist Church in Cy-Fair while he was away.

Family members say Captain Perrin also became a pen pal to dozens of Cy-Fair ISD students while he was serving overseas.