1st Cav Soldiers Return Home
By Rich Lamance
January 6, 2008 1 / 6 Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade disembark at West Fort Hood, Texas, on January 6th after a 15-month deployment to Iraq. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 6 Paul Lacure and his granddaughter, Kiersty, await the arrival of her dad, Jerrett Lacure, during a welcome-home ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas. Lacure is a member of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, returning from a 15-month deployment to Iraq. VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 6 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, head towards their welcoming ceremony and family and friends when they returned to Fort Hood, Texas, on Sunday, January 6, 2008. VIEW ORIGINAL 4 / 6 Spc. Rosie John gets a warm greeting from husband Johnny and son John during a welcome-home ceremony in front of 1st Cavalry Division headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas. John was one of 1,400 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade returning home the weekend of Jan. 5-6. VIEW ORIGINAL 5 / 6 Sgt. Evereitt Barton takes son Keyshawn's hand as he leads his family home after returning from a 15-month deployment to Iraq. He and close to 650 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade returned home Sunday, January 6, 2008. VIEW ORIGINAL 6 / 6 Soldiers returning to Fort Hood, Texas, from Iraq, head to the terminal on Jan. 6. Members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, of the 1st Cavalry Division, returned home after a 15-month tour. VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT HOOD, Texas (Army News Service, Jan. 7, 2008) -- Members of the 1st Cavalry Division stepped closer to bringing their ranks back home to Fort Hood, Texas, this weekend with the arrival of close to 1,400 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade.
Brig. Gen. Frederick Rudesheim, Fort Hood Installation Commander, mentioned the sacrifice of 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment Soldier Sgt. Alfred Paredez who was killed in action in Iraq, as well as those from the "Blackjack" brigade wounded, during brief remarks in front of the returning Soldiers and their families.
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