My sister, Major Tracy Coffin, is finally home after a long tour in Afghanistan!
We are so proud of her! Our mom flew down to Texas to be there for her homecoming at Fort Hood.
It sure has been a long tour for her, as well as all of our soldiers who have been serving overseas.
This picture was taken a couple summers ago when my sister was promoted to Major. Dad wasn't able to travel to Texas, but wanted to be able to attend the ceremony, so the General graciously offered to fly all the way up here with Tracy to surprise dad (and boy was he surprised!). The ceremony was performed in front of all our friends and family. This picture shows dad and the General pinning Tracy with her new rank. Dad was so proud of Tracy. Sadly, dad passed away in January just before Tracy was deployed.
Words cannot express how proud I am of my baby sister!
KABUL -- 7/7/12 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Kabul International Airport while enroute to Japan to greet Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines along with their NATO counterparts. This is a picture of her shaking hands with my sister.
This is Tracy recieving an award. It is a medallion that represents the traditions and values of the Army Medical Department.
Apparently it snows in Afghanistan, too! My sister is the second one from the left.
Unfortunately, our freedom is never free. It comes at the cost of many moms, dads, sons & daughters. I look forward to the day that all our soldiers are able to come home to stay.
The next time you see a soldier, don't forget to say thank you!