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Thankful for Thanksgiving together


Last updated 11/24/2006 at Noon

Coming home for the holidays is always a joyful time, but imagine the joy one would feel coming home for the holidays when returning from war. It’s an almost inexplicable joy. That is just what 36-year-old USMC Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tom Kircher felt when he knew he would be returning home from his third tour of duty in Iraq. The joy is even compounded when you are returning to a wife who is seven months pregnant with her first child, as was Kircher’s wife, Heather. “I found out that we were pregnant about a week and a half after he left,” she said.

Heather is a levelheaded attorn...

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