Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Homecoming Story

When my DIL Katie's second tour was over, her job was to get all 3,000 soldiers in her Brigade processed, ready and "on the way" home. She was, of course, in the last group to leave ---a few months after the others.

Her best friend (who she met in Iraq) told me that no matter WHAT time it was, very early morning, during the day or middle of the night; raining, dust storm, whatever the weather, Katie was at the gate smiling and waving "Goodbye" to EVERY GROUP OF SOLDIERS as they each began their journey HOME!

This photo is of Kris and Katie a few minutes after they were reunited. She is a very precious young woman -- and tough as Sgt Dub when she needs to be. She probably has an "angry face" too, but I have not seen it.

6 comments:

Dixiechick said...

From the mother of a future Marine I want to say Thank you to your DIL and sons. They are in my prayers.

Army Mom Times Three said...

Thanks DixieChick! I appreciate your kindness and we love Marines too!!!!!

I just looked through your website and it is very entertaining. The gum story had me giggling! (I'm supposed to be working but all the bosses are AWAY.)When I'm home tonight I will add you to my "Blogs I Read" list.

liberal army wife said...

Cpt Katie is on her way to being as well regarded as our TAG, who shakes the hand of EACH AND EVERY soldier getting on a bus/plane to deploy or return, and is really really looking forward to doing it in August.

THOSE officers are the ones that are followed, the jackasses are ignored.

SGT DUB said...

CPT Katie is what officers should be, I salute her. That is the dedication we strive to be, and hear the least about, thank you.

Sarge Charlie said...

They all do you proud mom, what a wonderful family you have, thank you for what you go through.

Sarge Charlie said...

stop by my place today and feel my pride.......