Fort Bliss Soldiers Return Home from Iraq
POSTED: Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 10:33pm
UPDATED: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 5:01pm
EL PASO, TX - More than one hundred soldiers marched into Biggs Army Airfield to cheers and applause. It's the first time they've seen friends and family since they were deployed more than seven months ago, and their time away from their families definitely showed in the first few minutes of being back home.
"It's great, it's great to be back home with the family," Sergeant Johnson said.
Spokesmen for Fort Bliss say every deployed soldier looks forward to coming back home, but for some this visit will only be short-lived. Not all soldiers who returned today will get to stay with their families, some of them will be re-deployed. In the meantime, each family is definitely going to make the most of the visit by spending their time together.
"I think today we're just going to go hang out, and watch some movies at the house. Just kick back and relax," Sergeant Johnson said.