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Return of 11th brings Christmas early
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Bill Hess

Posted on 12/14/2012 4:11:41 PM PST by SandRat

FORT HUACHUCA — It was an early Christmas present.

That’s how Canadian Brig. Gen. Dean Milner described the return home of about 60 soldiers of the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade Thursday.

Just before 11 a.m., a contract commercial airplane landed at Libby Army Airfield on this southern Arizona Army post and a short time later, the soldiers were walking off the aircraft, going through a cordon of honor of American flags held by local motorcyclists, many from various veterans’ service organizations.

Milner went into the airplane to shake each soldier’s hand before they deplaned and went through the cordon to be greeted by other soldiers of the 11th.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 11thbde; christmas; huachuca; troops


Mark Levy Herald/Review • Five-year-old Aubrey Craig is overwhelmed as she sees her father, Spc. Robert Craig, standing in formation at the Murr Community Center Thursday. Soon thereafter the group of returning soldiers were dismissed to reunite with their families.

1 posted on 12/14/2012 4:11:54 PM PST by SandRat
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Christmas comes early for troops & families.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 5:47:41 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Very sweet! Very nice to have this good news today. Thanks for the ping.

Welcome Home troops! Thank you for your service.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 5:55:32 PM PST by amom
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To: SandRat

Thank God that they’re home. I want all of them home. They have
done all they can do over there and now they are just fodder
for the terrorists.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 6:27:01 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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