Anyone driving through Marianna last Thursday could feel the patriotism. Folks lined Hwy. 90 as the 144th Transportation Company - including several Calhoun County soldiers - returned home from a year in Iraq.
They were greeted with waving flags and cheers as they paraded through town on top of fire trucks. At the National Guard Armory, families greeted them and lunch was provided as part of the celebration.
Sgt. Anita Cantu’s family greeted her with their homemade sign. Pictured, Nathan Hambly is greeted by his daughter, Madison.