after iraq, there’s no place like home
Isabel Gonzales, 2, is held by her father, Spc. Gary Gonzales, after a ceremony for Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment on Sunday morning at the San Marcos National Guard Armory. The 150-person unit just returned from duty in Iraq.
Sgts. Alma Pelayo, right, and Jennifer Abbott share a hug after Bravo Company’s homecoming ceremony Sunday. The unit spent several months conducting security operations and detainee escort missions before returning to Fort Bliss, outside El Paso, on July 12.
Jesenia Alvarez, 3, wipes away a tear as she and her brother, Jonathan, 4, greet their father, Sgt. Jonathan Alvarez.
Spc. William Bishop and Cassie Perkinson share a kiss under a camouflage covering before the homecoming ceremony.