Sunday, December 23, 2007

More troops welcomed home in GJ

Photo: U.S. Army Pfcs. Adam Nunnelly and Cody Boden, both paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, provide security during a search for weapons caches in Al Jabor, Iraq, Dec. 19, 2006.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sean A. Foley
It has been busy at Grand Junction Walker Field airport the past several days. Tonight while waiting after a soldier was bumped off his flight and hoping for the next one we had the honor of being there to greet some navy and army personnel that we hadn't had notifications on.
Those we have names for on the most recent welcome homes are Spc Cody Boden, Army, and Tyler Long, Marine.
Tyler had a difficult time making connections and getting a flight out of Phoenix but when his 9:30 flight finally arrived at 1:30 a.m. there were still plenty of us there to welcome him.
Cody was also bumped from his flight but an unknown traveler, resident of GJ, gave up his seat on the next flight. Tyler will be leaving for Hawaii in January and Cody to Alaska. Cody has earned 2 purple hearts.
I feel its a real honor to be able to be there to welcome home our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines -- as A Blue Star Mother, and as citizen.

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