Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Soldier Welcomed Home -

"Posted on November 27, 2007

by:Keira Bresnahan

It's home sweet home for a Palisade High School graduate whose been fighting on the front lines in Iraq. Emotions were running high as U.S. Army Spc., Marcus Leslie walked off the plane at Grand Junction Regional Airport tonight. He was met with great fan fare from friends and family. Leslie returns home after a 15-month deployment in one of the most dangerous areas of Baghdad. It was a deadly tour, nine troops from his unit died during their stay in Iraq. Leslie graduated from Palisade High in 2004 and immediately enlisted in the army. He will be on leave through the first week of January. "

Spc. Marcus Leslie walks with his comrades after landing Sunday at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Photo Ben Bloker / S&S.

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