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Welcome home for SEI soldiers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Denise Freitag Burdette   
Monday, January 07, 2013 11:08 PM

A special Welcome Home Warriors Dinner will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, in honor of six Southeastern Indiana soldiers who have recently returned from serving overseas.

The chicken dinner will take place at the Lawrenceburg American Legion Post No. 239, 201 Second St. The event starts at 3 p.m., followed by dinner at 4 p.m. The soldiers will be honored at 5 p.m.

Recently returned home after serving in Afghanistan, the soldiers being honored will include:

*Dan Williams, son of Gina Williams and Daniel Williams. He is a 2011 Lawrenceburg High School graduate with the 387th MP Co. New Albany, Ind.

*Dave Davies, son of Pam Davies and Dave Davies. He is a 2007 South Dearborn graduate with the 713 Sapper Co.  Valparaiso, Ind.

*Jacob Powers, son of Melanie Powers and Matthew Powers. He is a 2007 East Central High School graduate with the 387th MP Co. New Albany, Ind.

*Travis Sullivan, son of Rachel Sullivan and Tim Sullivan. He is a 2009 South Dearborn graduate with the HHC 76th IBCT Indianapolis, Ind.

*Zack Yrttima, son of Diane Yrttima and the late Frank Yrttima. He is a 2007 Lawrenceburg High School graduate with 387th MP Co New Albany, Ind.

*Scott Mooney, son of Patty Clanton and Drew Clanton. He is a 2008 East Central High School graduate with the 387th MP Co. New Albany, Ind.

Ty Fuches, left and Dave Davies also will be honored during the dinner.Also being honored, for his service in Iraq:

*Ty Fuchs, son of Pam Davies and Dave Davies. He is a 2003 South Dearborn High School graduate with the 1313th ENG Co. Camp Atterbury, Ind.

Yrttima, Powers and Sullivan, who attended the first meeting of the committee putting together the dinner, said people taking the time to say thanks for their service means a lot.

They also agree it means even more because many of the people helping put the dinner together are veterans.

“It’s a good feeling. They have been through a lot of the same stuff, just a different place,” said Sullivan.

Everyone is invited to be a part of this homecoming to support the troops. Drop by to say thanks in person!

Also, if you are or know of any other soldiers who have recently returned home, or will be soon, they are invited to be honored too. Help spread the word.

The community wants to let all these soldiers know their sacrifices and dedication are appreciated.

For more updates, go to the Welcome Home Facebook page posted by the Veterans of Southeastern Indiana.


Last Updated on Monday, January 07, 2013 11:17 PM