Following in the footsteps of his father, a Vietnam veteran, First Lieutenant Phil Lee returns home with a Purple Heart. After a mortar blast explosion in Afghanistan left him wounded, Lt. Lee has been steadily recovering. But returning home to his friends and family of Frankfort, Illinois surprising him with a hero’s welcome seems to be just what the doctor ordered.
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Third graders at Bismarck’s Dorothy Moses had a guest on Thursday when teacher Katie Olson was reading to her class and said a volunteer reader was arriving soon and in came SSGT Christopher Mauch to surprise son Alexavier, 8. SSGT Christopher Mauch had just arrived in Bismarck with five others in the North Dakota National Guard 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from a 10 month deployment in Afghanistan.
Since it launched in 2016, Helping Heroes Fly, a nonprofit dedicated to helping military women and men fly home when they need it the most, has assisted 163 active duty members...
Two young girls were surprised at Pea Ridge high school football game when their dad returned home from an 11-month deployment. 9-year-old Gracyn and her little sister were brought to tears when they realized that the referee they were presenting the game ball to was their dad, Army Captain Braxton Hurst.