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19 soldiers return home just in time for Christmas

  • Jamm Aquino and Leila Fujimori

    Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division, deployed nine months in various U.S. Army post offices in the Middle East, were reunited with loved ones Christmas Eve at Schofield Barracks.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Army Sgt. Vinica Greenidge-Smith held her daughters, Annie, 3, right, and Jaada, 8, after returning home from deployment Monday at Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa. Husband Gregory Smith and son Viquanie, 11, are at left.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Army soldiers with the 259th Human Resources Company arrived home Monday at Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa. The platoon was supposed to return Dec. 29, but the commanding general made arrangements to get them home by Christmas.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Army Sgt. Vinica Greenidge-Smith hugged her son, Viquanie, 11, Monday at Schofield Barracks.

“I’ll be home for Christmas.” That’s what 19 soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division, deployed nine months in various U.S. Army post offices in the Middle East, were lucky enough to tell their families and friends in Hawaii. Read more

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