Words cannot describe the awesomeness of this day. Finally we were able to welcome my brother Jim home after being in Afghanistan for a year. The minute the soldiers came off the plane the crowd started cheering and crying. The soldiers immediately found their loved ones and were embraced with tears, hugs, and kisses. It is truly unbelievable to witness families being brought back together after such a long time. Kids were clinging to daddy, wives embracing and kissing their husbands. It was simply beautiful. Michael and I were honored to capture some of these amazing moments.
I am truly proud to be an american and am very grateful to our troops for their unbelievable service and sacrifice for our country. These men and women deserve our honor and respect and they will always have it from the Mozingo family.
Jim was one of the medics for his unit. They called him “Doc”. The 323rd Engineering unit did “route clearing” in Afghanistan. They were on the front lines clearing the roads of bombs so that other troops could safely move through. Some were injured and lives were lost.
When I asked Jim why he was going into the army to be a combat medic, he told me this, “The most important thing to me is to tuck my little girl in at night. I want to be there to help those soldiers come home to their families so they can tuck their kids in.”
That is my amazing brother Jim, whom I am so proud of.
The first images are of my brother Jim reuniting with his incredible family.
Some of the soldiers were sent home for injuries they occurred while deployed. This is one of those soldiers that my brother, the medic of the unit, was able to help. What an awesome reunion this was!
This is one of their good friends Peyton who is holding up a sign for his favorite soldier!
Here are some amazing moments of the soldiers reuniting with their loved ones. Grab a box of tissues, you are gonna need it.
Baby on the way 😉
There were so many supporters and patriots out to welcome our troops home. They stood in rows along the hanger holding flags and signs. It was so great to see the honor in which some of the people in our nation give our troops!
The next few pictures were of the ceremony.
FINALLY HOME!! Jim is greeting his dog Sugar. She is so happy to see him!
Cutting down that yellow ribbon on the tree in the yard. We won’t be needing that any more!
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