A public welcome home for five Greenwich servicemen will be hosted by the Greenwich Military Covenant of Care at 6 p.m., Dec. 20 at Greenwich Police headquarters.
The Greenwich Military Covenant of Care is a citizen group comprised of a network of mothers in Greenwich who each have a military son or daughter who has experienced an Iraq or Afghanistan deployment. They're supported by the Board of Selectmen and the U.S. Military. The group assists Greenwich families affected by the war.
On Thursday night, Covenant of Care will welcome home the five servicemen who recently returned from Afghanistan and other combat areas. They are all Greenwich High School graduates: A U.S. Army Infantry Officer, awarded the bronze star; a U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer; a National Guard Infantry Medic; a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Specialist; and a U.S. Navy SEAL.
A soldier from the CT National Guard infantry unit who was “adopted” by Greenwich (“Alpha Company”) will present to the Town of Greenwich a flag flown at their Afghanistan location. The town also will honor two fallen soldiers.
To learn more about the Greenwich Military Covenant of Care, contact call or text Bruce Winningham at 203-536-4133 or bwinningham@NorthStarPartnersInc.com, or email Mary Jane Huffman at MJH_GR@yahoo.com.