Military Friends Helps Guard Soldiers Reunite with Family-October 2010
The Military Friends Foundation, a non-profit proudly serving Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Gold Star Families, welcomed home dozens of members of the Massachusetts National Guard’s 181st Infantry Battalion at Logan Airport yesterday. These soldiers are part of the more than 150 soldiers who the Military Friends Foundation flew home to reunite with family and loved ones before a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. The 181st Infantry Battalion is made up of Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers from Worcester, Hudson, Agawam, Cambridge and Greenfield.
Luz and Carlos Ramos of Douglas, the mother and brother to PFC Kenny Ramos, waited eagerly at Terminal A for his arrival from Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Ramos is a medic in the 181st and serving his first tour of duty.
“The Military Friends allowed our family to have a little more time together, time we otherwise wouldn’t have had. It is very important for a soldier’s morale to be with family,” said Carlos Ramos, who recently returned home from a tour of duty in Iraq with the Massachusetts National Guard.