Stanley and Angela Weaver put the biggest smile on their 7-year-old daughter, Malea’s, face when they returned from deployment. The two Technical Sergeants had to thank their Slidell community, family and friends for helping to care for Malea. Giving a special thank you to the Slidell Ladies for Liberty for their monthly care packages, Stanley expressed his gratitude by letting them know how the support was appreciated. “That always brings a nice warm feeling to your heart every time you open up one of them,” Stanley said.
Air Force couple returns to their daughter after 9-month tour
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