One local family is happy to have their soldier back from Iraq, even if it's only for a matter of months.
SSGT Terrance Bandy is home in Rockford. Family and friends welcome him back with cookout Saturday. Bandy was in Baghdad for eight months with the 82nd Airborne Division. He says he's glad to be home and taste a little home cooking, but more importantly, to catch up with his family.
Bandy expects to return to Iraq in six months. Also Saturday family and friends celebrated the return of Oregon resident Matt Schnorr. SPC Schnorr served in Tikrit Iraq with the 300 Quarter Master Unit based out of Peru.