My Sister is Back From Iraq

Stephanie and Jacob
Tonight my sister arrived in the United States after roughly a year in Iraq. This was her second tour, and I’m glad to have her back in the relatively safer United States.

The first picture is my brother and sister in a gym where all the Soldiers entered upon returning to Fort Hood. The second picture is all of the Soldiers in the gym.

Soldiers Returning

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Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

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2 thoughts on “My Sister is Back From Iraq”

  1. Truly an amazing moment to see the whole ceremony… I wrote a blog about it on my myspace !

    Well last night I went to pick my sister up at Ft. Hood,Texas as she returned home from the war in Iraq.. It was one of those once in a lifetime type of moments.. I waited a few hours in a gym packed full of people waiting for the soldiers to come home.. When they came into the gym the place went nuts.. The soldiers lined up and everyone sang the national anthem.. It was a pretty emotional moment.. I couldn't help but to look around and see all the families that have been separated for a year reunited.. It was so great to finally know my sister was home and safe.. but I couldn't help but to think about all the families that did not have their soldier return home.. My sister told me on the last day there two soldiers died on their last mission before returning home.. I could only imagine the hurt those families must have felt.. I think we owe so much to our soldiers and that moment when my sister came into the gym was such an overall emotional moment.. It was awesome.. Definately one of the best memories I will ever keep with me!

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