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Some Soldiers Home for the Holidays

Jonesboro, AR - Two area servicemen who have spent time in the Middle East are back home for the holidays.  Spc. Michael Barnes is back home in Jonesboro after serving 16 months in Iraq.  The 875th's Tony Roe from Paragould returns home Tuesday.

Spc. Barnes returned home Christmas Eve to a family Christmas party in Jonesboro.  He flew into Little Rock National Airport and had an escort into Northeast Arkansas from the Patriot Guard.  Barnes is a 2003 graduate of Westside High School.  He was scheduled to fly home in August, but his stay was extended four months.

Meanwhile, Tony Roe of Paragould is scheduled to fly into Memphis International on Tuesday afternoon.  Mechanical problems with his plane kept him from coming in on Monday.  Gayla Roe, his wife, says she was disappointed that he didn't make it on Christmas day, but she's just glad he's safe.

 

 

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