LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This Veterans Day a family of service members welcomed home one of their own. Army National Guard Pilot, Jeremy Lashbrook, flew home to Little Rock Monday following a deployment to Afghanistan.
Lashbrook was met with love from roughly 20 family members, many of whom served in the military.
Lashbrook's wife was a black hawk pilot in Iraq, his father flew in the Vietnam War, his oldest brother Robert is an aviation commander for the National Guard and his step mother, also a veteran...is the veteran affairs director.
Lashbrook says his father completed a similar mission during the Vietnam War and the two were able to share experiences.
"Flying surveillance and reconnaissance airplanes so we could really share a lot of things we could talk about some of the things we are doing now compared to how the mission was done thirty years ago," said Lashbrook.
The warm welcome home brought feelings of pride and thankfulness to the pilot.
"It makes me proud to know I have the support of a wonderful family," said Lashbrook.
Lashbrook spent nearly 10 months in Afghanistan and before that mission he was deployed in Africa.