Monday, December 07, 2009
and of course, thank you for serving. now we just have to get the REST of our men and women back (WITHOUT wounds, mental or physical)
The Hartford Courant
WALLINGFORD — - They came from next door and they came from Maine. Some brought flags and others brought homemade chocolate chip cookies. But they all had a common purpose: Thanking Marine Cpl. Jameson Charest for his service to this country. Charest, 20, returned home to Wallingford Saturday evening to an enthusiastic, snow-covered crowd of friends, family and total strangers. "We have to let them know that their sacrifice has not gone without notice," said Chet Miller , a local U.S. Navy veteran who never met Charest, but came from his other home in Maine for the event. Charest, a 2007 graduate of Lyman Hall High School, enlisted on his 18th birthday. But he had been talking of joining the military since he was a young boy, his mother, Karen Charest, said. .................
pic: Marine Jameson Charest, who received a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained in Iraq while serving as commander of a mine roller, is welcomed home by throngs of flag-waving neighbors and friends outside his home in Wallingford. At right is friend Alyssa Funaro of Durham. (TIA ANN CHAPMAN / HARTFORD COURANT / December 5, 2009)
Posted by rose bush at Monday, December 07, 2009