Even before learning that he would be returning via DFW I had planned to travel to Dallas to volunteer with my buddies Caroline and Jamie aka The USO Girls. Unfortunately it didn't work out for me to be in Dallas but Jamie and Linda (one of the huggin' and kissin' grannies) made sure 1SG Burton got a proper send off.
1SG Burton and USO Girl Jamie
Kissin' & Huggin' Grandma Linda and 1SG Burton
1SG Burton picked a great day to fly via DFW (well, if anything about going back to Afghanistan can be considered "good"). It was Jamie's 4th anniversary of volunteering at the USO. HOOAH Jamie!
Huggin & Kissin grandmas Linda and Connie with attendee at WLF fund raiser
1SG you may not realize just HOW fortunate you where. I'm sure that hug from grandma Linda was awesome but thank goodness she wasn't dressed like she was in the photo above and selling kisses to raise money for a charity that supports a myriad of active duty personnel and Veteran's needs.
On the other hand ??????
We hope you had safe travels but MOST OF ALL that you and your men continue to stay safe for the remainder of your deployment. We cannot wait to welcome you all HOME.
Many thank yous to Jamie and grandma Linda and to ALL of the incredible USO volunteers who do what they do for our military personnel and their families day in and day out.