They call him G.I Joe, and no he’s not the “action packed doll,” but he is close to it: Joe Mitchell from Gratiot returned home Friday after serving his country in a un-disclosed location for over 4 months. Mitchell left the day after Thanksgiving. It was a tearful, sad goodbye to his 3 daughters, wife and un-born child. But today there were tears of happiness, as his family, friends and neighbors gave him a warm welcome home. Mitchell doesn’t know if he has to go back. For now, he’s going to enjoy time with his family, and wait for the birth of his baby which is July 4th.