(KSL News) -- Over the past few weeks, Utah has solemnly welcomed home from Iraq several fallen Marines killed in the line of duty.
Today, a Layton family joyously celebrated the return of their 19-year old, on leave for a couple weeks.
With the Davis High drum line providing the music, Lance Corporal Daniel Vanleeuwen arrived in a stretch limousine.
Lance Corporal Daniel Vanleeuwen, United States Marine Corps: "It's great. It's nice to be back in the United States where everything seems to be normal."
reporter: "It's like they wanted to have a huge celebration for you."
Lance Corporal Daniel Vanleeuwen, United States Marine Corps:"Yeah, it's great to be back with all the people that love me. Nice to be home."
Lance Corporal Vanleeuwen says he thinks the situation in Iraq is improving.