Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Happiness and relief are expected to be the order of the day as a military unit returns from Iraq. A welcome home ceremony is scheduled in Boxboro for the 220th Transportation Company.
Members are shown below on the bus from the airport where they landed today.
Among those returning is Staff Sergeant James Hamm of Holliston.
His mother, Christine, says she hasn't heard much from him since he was deployed a little over a year ago.
Mrs. Hamm is a member of a "family readiness" group and experts have told the group that their returning loved ones may have a difficult time adjusting to Stateside life.
"I'm not overly concerned, but it's good to know what to look for," Mrs. Hamm said.
(Globe Staff Photo by Janet Knott)