Making Single Soldiers Feel at Home
Sergeant Christopher Booher recently came home from a three year deployment in Germany, so he knows how important it is for soldiers to feel welcome when they come home.
"It makes me feel really appreciated that they miss me as much as I miss them," said Booher.
That is why Sergeant Booher and other Fort Drum soldiers are teaming up with the Family Readiness Group of the Charlie Company 3rd Battalion 10th Aviation Regiment. The family readiness group says soldiers from that regiment will come home in a few weeks. They are making beds for about 200 single soldiers so they feel comfortable when they get home.
"Some single soldiers don't have families that come like the married ones so we want them to feel just as welcome and appreciated for what they've done for us," said Kalinn Prouty.
The family readiness group says it wants to make sure when soldiers get back they have the necessities to feel comfortable.
"So they have a basket with laundry detergent, Gatorade, water, you know just the bare necessities to get them by for a couple days until they can get to a store," Prouty.
A comfortably made bed and a basket filled with snacks and drinks may be all that it takes because sometimes it's the little things that can make someone feel like they are right at home.
Thursday, April 17, 2014, Watertown, NY