Soldiers Returning on Christmas Eve

By: Amy Bingham
By: Amy Bingham

Thousands of families have loved ones in Iraq this holiday season, but fortunately some south central Kentuckians will be reunited with their soldiers just in time for Christmas.

Jessica and Sarah Cossel are two Bowling Green women whose husbands are returning Saturday night with the 623rd National Guard Unit.

Jessica and Sarah have been best friends since elementary school and wound up being sisters-in-law when they married brothers.

The two forged an even greater bond when their husbands were deployed to Iraq last year just as they were both having babies.

The Cossels are among 180 families that will be on hand at the Cave City Convention Center Saturday night.

The 623rd Unit comprised mostly of soldiers from Glasgow and Tompkinsville will return from their debriefing at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

For the past 10 months they have provided security and convoy escorts for the U.S. Army in Iraq.


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