Local soldier makes it home for the holiday - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Local soldier makes it home for the holiday

SPOKANE, Wash. - A local soldier received a warm welcome at the Spokane International Airport Wednesday afternoon as he returned home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Captain Ryan Jacobson with the 509th Infantry flew in with his girlfriend Lieutenant Patty Bravo.

The pair was greeted by a number of family members who were prepared with balloons and plenty of hugs.

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Captain Ryan Jacobson and his girlfriend Lieutenant Patty Bravo decided to spend the holiday in Spokane with Jacobson's family

Both have been serving in Afghanistan since February and decided to spend the holiday in Spokane with Jacobson's Family.

Captain Jacobson is a Spokane native who has been serving in the Army for eight years and has had numerous deployments overseas. He's worked with the Afghan Border Patrol for the past 10 months.

Captain Jacobson and Lieutenant Bravo are just two of many soldiers who returned home on leave. They will return to active duty in two weeks.

 

Jacobson and Bravo say they have a lot to be thankful for this holiday.

 

 

 

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