The Bow Ramp

Friday, March 25, 2005

The Return of Bravo Co.

Today I took and extended lunch and went downtown to greet our local National Guard unit as they returned from their year in Iraq. Bravo Co. 2/162 came home to Corvallis with a police escort, cheering crowds, flags, and streets lined with yellow ribbons. I have to congratulate the military for rotating entire units rather than individuals as happened mostly in Vietnam. My own experience coming back from Vietnam in '69 was less than stellar.

Here is some of the crowd beginning to gather

The buses have just come over the bridge leading into town

Two bus loads of happy troops

Finally, a special thanks to this wonderful lady. She has been an inspiration to everyone in our area who supports the troops.