Soldiers get a heroes welcome

SALISBURY, Md. – After almost a year away from their families in Afghanistan, Sgt. Dishon Wise and Spc. Jordan Hyle returned home Thursday to a heroes welcome at SBY Regional Airport.

“It’s amazing, it’s been a long time coming, I’m so happy she’s back home,” said Sgt. Wise’s mother, Tanya Jackson.

“I’ve been gone for almost over a year, I’m just glad to be home,” said Spc. Hyle.

Spc. Hyle and Sgt. Wise say the time away wasn’t easy and that’s why both of them were filled with joy to finally embrace their loved ones.

“It feels amazing, I can relax now, be a baby again, I don’t have to be an adult so this is fun, this is going to be fun,” said Sgt. Wise.

Operation We Care, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to troops overseas helped plan the homecoming. What made it even more special is that back in May the organization sent packages to Spc. Hyle’s and Sgt. Wise’s unit back in May.

“It means a lot to us to welcome any of these troops home especially ones that we’ve sent our care packages to, because it kind of completes the circle,” said Jeff Merritt, the founder of Operation We Care.

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