A Soldier Returns

After months of what ifs and worry, now is a time to celebrate. Stephen Gauf saw his friends and family for the fist time since he was home for a short visit over Christmas. This time he has plans to stay longer.

Gauf just finished a 15 month tour in Afghanistan where he served as an Army surveyor. Sgt. Gauf didn’t know what to expect when he arrived overseas, but says he is proud to have helped improve the quality of life of so many people.

Though he is certainly looking forward to catching up on time lost with friends and family, Gauf says that if he receives the call, he will go back.

Sgt. Gaul’s mother doesn't want to see her son go back, but right now that isn't important. What is important is that her son is safe and sound in his home in Belvidere.