How do I begin? I want to announce the return of Marine Lcpl Christopher Hansen to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on November 18, 2009. This was Chris’ second deployment as a part of 2nd Battalion 8th Regiment.

After serving his first tour in Iraq from October 2007 to May 2008, he left for his second deployment on May 18 to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. 2/8 is also known as Americas Battalion and to say I am very proud of him would be an understatement. To say his family and friends are relieved to have him safe at home, well let’s just say when Chris called his mom on our way home from the company office I could hear a difference in her voice.

Welcome home Christopher, and thank you so much for being you. I also want to say how grateful I am that I am getting what I want for Christmas this year, I haven’t felt this happy for a Christmas present since that year my mom got me a scooter.

Happy Holidays everyone, and if you see us around town next month I hope you stop and say hello.

Sincerely, your wife Anisa Hansen and everyone else. We are so proud!