Thursday, August 16, 2007

welcome home to

the 143rd Combat Support Battalion!!!

thank you for serving but we sure are wicked happy you're home now (and we pray here to STAY)

Waterbury guard unit returns from Iraq

by News Channel 8's Tricia Taskey

Waterbury (WTNH) _ It was a happy homecoming Wednesday for dozens of members of a National Guard Unit out of Waterbury.
Seventy soldiers from the 143rd Combat Support Battalion arrived home Wednesday morning after a year of deployment in Iraq.
Mothers, fathers, wives, husbands and children waited as the bus holding their loved ones finally arrived.
"Nobody knows what parents go through when they have a child in the service. People talk about the war, but nobody knows what goes on until you have your own child is there," said Lucy Cruz, mother of soldier.
"You're being thrust from a 2-person household to a single parent. You're a mom and a dad, doing everything. Get this one to baseball practice, this one to dance. Don't forget cough medicine on the way home so you're not going out in the middle of the night to get it," said Melissa Couture, wife of soldier........

and here's a video of some of the homecoming

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