Sunday, December 23, 2007
wcco.com - Home For The Holidays: Reunion For Soldier, Family: "Reporting
Maya Nishikawa (WCCO)
It will be an extra special Christmas for a Columbia Heights family. Their son is home from Iraq, just in time for the holidays.
It's hard for Joyce Shellito to hold back the tears. Her 23-year-old son Tyler Shellito has spent the last six months disarming bombs in Iraq.
'His unit lost six guys in six months,' said Joyce Shellito.
Now surrounded by her family and other Blue Star military moms, she gets to welcome Tyler home for the holidays.
The Blue Star moms all have sons and daughters on active duty. They support each other through the deployments. They're meeting Tyler wrapped in the American flag and carrying banners in support of the troops."