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Barack Obama Ad: Welcome Home, Michael: a Dad, a Husband, and a Marine — Happy Holidays

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Barack Obama Ad: Welcome Home, Michael: a Dad, a Husband, and a Marine — Happy Holidays

Sgt. Michael Anderson, a Marine from Galesburg, IL, served two tours of duty as a forward observer in Iraq. He came home in 2007, and the last of the American soldiers in Iraq are joining him here this holiday season. Michael’s wife, Jennifer, and two children, Mike and Mikayla, describe what his long-awaited homecoming felt like.

With America’s war in Iraq over, thousands of service members who have served and sacrificed are now home with their families. As President Obama stated in his address to service members and military families at Fort Bragg, North Carolina:

“Those last American troops will move south on desert sands, and then they will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high. One of the most extraordinary chapters in the history of the American military will come to an end. Iraq’s future will be in the hands of its people. America’s war in Iraq will be over.”