• JBLM soldiers return home during Memorial Day weekend


    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Families welcomed home 130 Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers on Saturday.


    The soldiers form the core of NATO International Security Task Force Joint Command Headquarters and have been in Afghanistan for one year.


    KIRO 7 Eyewitness News spoke with Tedra LaRonde and she said she has done the deployment separation before with her husband, Scott LaRonde, a lieutenant colonel.


    “This is our third deployment in seven years,” Tedra LaRonde said. “Very exciting, I can’t wait for him to come home.”


    LaRonde and her children spotted Scottt LaRonde and were reunited with him.


    Many of the soldiers plan to honor the fallen on Memorial Day.

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