Soldier Returns Home for Christmas, Sees Family After Four Years

Special Forces soldier Larry Ockletree Jr, 27, returned home to Round Rock Tuesday evening to a welcomed surprise held by the non-profit Celebration of Love. Okletree saw his mother Carol, left, and Larry Ockletree Sr., right, for the first time in a few years as he will get to spend Christmas here before being deployed again early next year. The group’s volunteers lined the street to greet him, hired a limo for a night on the town and presented gifts and cards to his family including his wife Ruth and daughters Xoyah, 6, and Aiyanna, 4.

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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