There are hundreds of photos of the Oregon National Guard's 41 IBCT return home now filtering in, and there will likely be thousands more, as soldiers return to their homes and communities in the coming weeks.
I was hard-pressed to find one that was representative of the mass of images.
Until I saw this one.
After it's all said and done, what really matters most to our fellow Oregon citizen-soldiers is that they're home, and the happy smiles of reunited family members.
Welcome home... job well done!
To view more photos of the Oregon soldiers' homecoming, or to stay abreast of updates, visit the following sites:
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Photo credit: Sgt. Eric Rutherford, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office
Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager