I always focus on one soldier when I go to a homecoming ceremony, but after the reunion happens, I usually wander around and try to capture “the moment” for other lucky families. At this homecoming, I was lucky enough to capture two good friends’ soldiers reunions during the same ceremony. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life, watching these two friends welcome home their husbands together. Having gone through the deployment together, this was the final step. We all waited so impatiently while the soldiers marched across the field.
I followed of of these lovely ladies to find her soldier first, but the other had still not found her soldier at that point. After capturing SPC Cox reuniting with his beautiful wife, I followed SGT Wittke’s wife around until she found her man. These were some of the most emotional moments I’ve seen at a homecoming. It is the best feeling in the world finding your other half after months and months apart.
Welcome home soldiers. Rock of the Marne.