Soldiers Return Home After 14 Months

By: Stephanie Ross Email
By: Stephanie Ross Email

75 soldiers from the 1st squadron, 6th cavalry regiment returned home to Fort Carson early Wednesday morning.

Around 4 a.m. the soldiers entered the gym to their awaiting friends and family.

The soldiers in the 1-6th Cav flew reconnaissance and security missions in support of the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. The squadron flies OH-58 Kiowa helicopters.

Included in the families waitng for loved ones were Summer and Kyla Phillips. Kyla, who is in 1st grade, was stilll in her purple jammies, waiting for her dad to come through those doors.

Diane Kuntz was waiting for her grandson William. Diane hadn't seen William at all during his 14 month tour.

There are still around 400 soldiers who are part of the 1-6th Cav that will be coming home within the next month.

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  • by Michelle Location: Fort Carson on Nov 12, 2008 at 09:58 PM
    The hardest part is knowing how long the deployments to Iraq are. Something that not only affects the soldiers but families as well. Then I wonder why Army deployments to Iraq are for 12mths and for the Marines it's 6mth. 12mths being rediculasly to long. Something that with out a dought makes u wounder why soldiers come home feeling mentally disturbed. At times there seems to be no type of simpathy for these soldiers and there well being. Of course they join the service knowing the risk but why treat them so un humanly. Being in a bad invirment for so so long changes you. Especially when there is a part of you who yerns to hear,see,or even feel a certain loved one close to u. When my husband left to Iraq it hurt me so much but what made my pain even greater was knowing that I will not see him again until the end of 2009. My heart aches just to think of such unfairness. Tears come to my sons eyes knowing he will not see his father for a while. I dont have the heart to tell him how long.
  • by Retired 1SG Location: Security on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:19 PM
    Welcome Home Warriors! Our heartfelt thanks for the sacrifices and hardships you have endured protecting our freedoms. Bless you and your families; we owe you a debt that can never be paid completely for all that you have gone through.
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