WINCHESTER, Mass. (AP) — An MBTA Transit Police officer seriously wounded the night police got into a gun battle with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has returned to his hometown to thank veterans who helped him that night and in his recovery.

Officer Richard Donohue, a Navy veteran, spoke Monday at a Veterans Day ceremony in Winchester. Donohue thanked fellow police and emergency responders who helped save his life. He noted many of them — like his police officer brother Ed — were Marines. He thanked them for their courage and said, "God bless them all."

The Boston Globe reports (http://bo.st/1fx6ux3) Donohue also thanked another veteran — Illinois Congresswoman Tami Duckworth — who came to Boston to encourage him and other marathon bombing victims. Duckwork lost her legs when the Army helicopter she was piloting in Iraq was shot down in 2004.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com