Welcome Home, First Lieutenant Troeger!

This beautiful Friday afternoon was a long awaited joy.  A moment when a wife, a son, a mother, a father and a sister would lay their eyes on their beloved Kyle and know that after ten long months in Afghanistan, he was finally back where he belonged.  HOME!

I have been honored to be a member of the Welcome Them Home organization for several years.  This network connects families of returning soldiers with photographers who can help them capture this day.  I have been fortunate to be a part of these events - both the departure and the return, for many soldiers and I can tell you this.

It never gets old and it always makes me cry.

To Kyle... Welcome Home and thank you for all you have done!  To Shannon, Ryan and all the rest of the Troeger family, enjoy this time as your beloved soldier is home!