To say he had a easy breezy flight home would not be a true statement. Without going into details, he and a buddy found themselves in a stressful situation that nearly caused this trip home not to happen, but in true military form and the relentless determination of a mom these young men made it home. (Plus a little paying it forward by the Pianalto family themselves)
This one was a little bonus trip as this soldier returned home to Northwest Arkansas. I have to say, that was pretty cool. I just wish I could have made it to the airport to help welcome him home myself.
The pictures below show exactly what this is all about. Seeing these families reunited even if only for a short visit.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with Infantry Specialist Pianalto and his family on his deployment as well as the rest of his unit.