Residents in Monroe County got the chance to welcome home a war veteran. Petty Officer Kari Raffensberger returned home from Afghanistan to a massive crowd last night. When she arrived in Bethlehem she was picked up by her fiancé and hundreds of people who paraded her home to brodheadsville. Petty Officer Raffensberger said she was blown away by the number of people that cane out including local police and fire departments. She appreciated the support and thanked everyone who welcomed her. Raffensberger’s fiancé also recently returned home from a tour in Afghanistan.