June 12, 1991 Lance Cpl. Michael McAlister cuts the yellow ribbon around the tree of his parents home while Janie and Bill McAlister watch. The 1988 Greenwood High School graduate served five months in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He returned to Marine Corps Air Station in Beufort, S.C., a couple of weeks ago. A combat engineer who specializes in explosives and land mine warfare, McAlister was honored at a cookout at his parents’ home Monday night. His family was joined by several friends to welcome him home.