Thru these doors SPC Fred Hughes and his Battalion will shortly emerge, finishing off their 15 month tour of Iraq with a happy and emotional reunion with their families.
The first of the soldiers march thru the doors as family members take pics, wave signs and cheer their loved ones
The troops file in..
The soldiers filled up the space on the gym floor rapidly...
The soldiers surrounded by family, friends and well wishers in the stands..
The Battalion just prior to dismissal.
The soldiers at ease while being addressed by their commander
The soldiers were dismissed by the commander and were swarmed by the families and friends, giving the soldiers welcome home hugs and tearful embraces. Here is Fred getting a hug from a young loved one.
Fred with his son he hasn't seen since he was 5 weeks old.
Fred and his son
He loves his daddy!!
Fred is keyed in on someone... I wonder who?......
It's his dad!! Fred gets with his dad, Steve. What a reunion they had!!! Steve is a Vietnam Vet and was one very happy man when his son put boots back on the ground in the U.S.A!!!
These are family members & friends joining the PGR flag line prior to Fred's arrival back in Iowa Park Texas
The PGR flag line awaits Fred's arrival
PGR bikes & members await Fred in Iowa Park Texas 3-15-09
The PGR flag line looking East.
The PGR flag line in Iowa Park, Texas awaits the arrival of SPC Fred Hughes
Getting more flags from Mike's truck. Mike is one of our PGR Road Captains..
That's Russ's bike with the new holders & flags..Sharp looking eh?
Time is getting close...
And here comes Fred in the lead vehicle. As he drove down the street, he was giving a strong round of applause from family, friends, neighbors and PGR members. This will conclude this post. Many thanks to Steve for sending me the pictures and giving me permission to use them on this blog. Welcome home Fred and Job Well Done!!!
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