Glad to have you home, MSG. Ernesto Arguelles

Posted by: wbtpress on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 5:14:00 pm

At this Joyous Holiday Time... Welcome Home to those valiant Servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us...  We honor and give thanks to them as they continue to Boldly protect and defend our country. Meet some who came to visit us for "Home For The Holidays!"

I grew up in the Borough of Queens in NYC. I joined the USAF in september of 1983
-Desert Storm/Desert Shield
-OIF : activated to European bases:Spain, Italy and Germany to stage from
-OIF: USA-Andrews AFB for 1year tour
-OEF:Afghanistan( 2 tours)
 
My job as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician with the USAF Reserves was to be part of an Aeromedical Crew was to evacuate, care for our wounded/ill servicemembers and Nato troops and even our captured injured enemies via a USAF planes. Job was to evacuate them to a forward combat hospital bases or to a definitive higher echelon definitive hospital in Germany or the USA military medical centers.

I missed my two dogs, seeing greenery, driving my car and freedom to go out to do things instead of being locked in a base. I missed spending The Holidays with my family. I missed this holiday season for two consecutive tours in Afghanistan

Our comrades were a small unit, we spent the holiday with our own small gathering and we received care packages that included Christmas trees and lights, ornaments and we played holiday music and shared stories.

 

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