• 1st Lt. Rosanna Vasquez Brown hugs her father, Francisco, as her mother, Rosalia, and her daughter, Elisa, look on at Campbell Army Airfield. For Thanksgiving 2006, the family is now complete; the circle is unbroken.

    Completing the Circle

    1st Lt. Rosanna Vasquez Brown hugs her father, Francisco, as her mother, Rosalia, and her daughter, Elisa, look on at Campbell Army Airfield. For Thanksgiving 2006, the family is now complete; the circle is unbroken.

  • 1st Lt. Rosanna Vasquez Brown hugs her brother, Capt. Martin Vasquez, and her daughter, Elisa at Campbell Army Airfield. Over the last five years, either Rosanna; her husband; her brother, Staff Sgt. Francisco Vasquez (not pictured); and her other brother Martin have been either been deployed or away on a training mission so they could not meet together as one family. At one point, a 10-minute helicopter ride separated Rosanna from her husband and brother, Francisco. "When the rest of us have been able to get together, someone is always missing from the picture," Francisco said. Francisco, now stationed at Fort Campbell, returned last month from Iraq, where he served as a flight medic. He flew over 300 combat hours and was responsible for the care and safety of more than 700 patients. Brother Martin served in Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

    Completing the Circle

    1st Lt. Rosanna Vasquez Brown hugs her brother, Capt. Martin Vasquez, and her daughter, Elisa at Campbell Army Airfield. Over the last five years, either Rosanna; her husband; her brother, Staff Sgt. Francisco Vasquez (not pictured); and her other...

  • When 1st Lt. Rosanna Vasquez Brown stepped off a plane at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 20, a few days before Thanksgiving, she was greeted and hugged by her whole family -- their first reunion since 9/11. Here, she hugs her daughter Elisa, as her husband, Master Sgt. Mark Brown smiles after a welcome home ceremony at Campbell Army Airfield. Rosanna, stationed at Fort Campbell, is currently serving in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division as a physician assistant in the Baghdad area. She also is a treatment platoon leader for a group of 25 Soldiers. Rosanna has been approved for a Bronze Star Medal. Mark served two tours in Iraqi and one combat tour in Panama in 1989. His awards include two Bronze Star Medals. While in Iraq, his team was responsible for training thousands of Iraqi soldiers.

    Completing the Circle

    When 1st Lt. Rosanna Vasquez Brown stepped off a plane at Fort Campbell, Ky., Nov. 20, a few days before Thanksgiving, she was greeted and hugged by her whole family -- their first reunion since 9/11. Here, she hugs her daughter Elisa, as her husband...

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