Thursday, April 19, 2012
March 14 - Last R&R Flight into Dallas Ft. Worth
“Welcome Home” Program Ends after almost 9 years
Since 2004 volunteers gathered to welcome home soldiers at DFW. March 14 marked the last of those incoming flights for Dallas (from Kuwait) and the end of the line for volunteers, some whom never missed a single week and never asked for anything in return. They just wanted to make a difference.
There were in excess of 3,000 people there including several Tuskegee Airmen, and Congressman Sam Johnson a former POW of 7 years, the Sergeant Major of the Army (of which there have only been 14). The Commanding General for Ft. Hood was there as were numerous other General Officers.