af­ter iraq, there’s no place like home

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE -

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.

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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.

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