Friday, October 02, 2009

Back from Iraq: Welcome home, Nate!

American flag waves in the breeze late Thursday afternoon as it waits for Cpl. Nate Salatin to return from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Thirty American flags lined the Salatin family driveway in western Augusta County waiting for Nate's Friday arrival.

Two "Don't Tread On Me" flags joined American flags lining the long mountain driveway awaiting Nate's return.

The Alleghany Mountains are visible in the background.

Welcome home, Marine.

Our hearts are grateful as Cpl. Nate Salatin, USMC, returns home today from his second deployment to Iraq. We cannot even begin to thank him enough for the freedom he has bought for us ... our prayers for his safety have been answered. To the entire Salatin family, we say "thank you."

UPDATE: Nate arrived home safely at 6:30 Friday morning. Welcome home, Marine!

Previous posts:
- Nate is back on U.S. soil
- Surprise gift from Iraq ... 9/11 American flag
- Nate in Iraq ... Semper Fi

Photos by SWAC Girl
Lynn Mitchell
October 1, 2009

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