Just as the Gazette stated, there was not a dry eye. It was a moving experience capturing this event for the Krause family.
Marlina found me though an add I placed on Craigslist. She told me a little about her family and that her husband was coming back from a 1 year deployment. She wanted me to be there to take some pictures of their reunion and asked if I had a “flexible” schedule.
Sure. I have a great day job so if I am diligent there I should be able to make it to the ceremony.
Little did I know that the homecoming would be rescheduled twice. Once just because, and again because the pilot was sick. I was told that sometimes things are delayed for weeks and even into the middle of the night.
If you weren't crying a bit by this time a gentleman joined his brigade with some assistance. He was came home early when he was injured by an IED.
At this point the soldiers are standing 30 feet away from their families not able to say a word or move until they are released.
Once they were released the stands cleared in seconds. The Krause family was reunited after a year apart. They have endured 5 deployments over the years.
A big thank you to the Krause family inviting me there to experience that morning with them.