Spec. Nelson, 2nd Battalion return home
After nearly a year overseas with the U.S. Army National Guard in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in the Middle East, Spec. Paul Nelson of Holton couldn’t wait to step off the plane onto U.S. soil.
“You walk down the steps, out of the plane, and you’re literally looking forward to that first step off the plane,” Nelson said of returning from his overseas deployment. “There were literally all kinds of people to meet us, a lot of higher-ups standing in line to shake our hands. It was a really good feeling. They really made us feel good to be back.”
But there was nothing that made Nelson feel so good to be back home as seeing Amanda, his wife of more than seven years, and their four children again.