Family welcomes home fighter from Afghanistan

KABUL: (MEP) – More than 100 people in Missouri City also welcome home soldier, click2Houston reported.

A hero’s homecoming brought more than a hundred people to a Missouri City neighborhood Saturday.

Luke Brazil, 21, just completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan and his neighbors lined the streets of his family’s cul-de-sac to welcome him home.

The crowd consisted of boy scouts, girl scouts, a high school drumline and even a blues band. All of it, a complete surprise.

“I thought there were going to be ten people here,” said Brazil. “It was a lot more than ten. It’s cool.”

Brazil, a 2010 graduate of Hightower High School in Missouri City, served the last nine months in Afghanistan. His family members initially reached out to neighbors, asking if it was okay to place yellow ribbons in the cul de sac. They responded in a big way.

“This should happen to every person that goes and fights for us. We should do this for every one of them,” said Brazil’s mother, Lorraine Brazil.

To pull off the surprise, Brazil’s father had to stall on the ride home from the airport. Still, Brazil had no idea about what was to come.

“He took the Gulf Freeway all around. He said it was blocked off. I didn’t know,” said Brazil. “I haven’t been here in a while.”

Brazil will be back in Missouri City for just over two weeks.

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