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Family reunion -- Staff Sergeant Ryan Berve's Christmas surprise

12-15-2011 12:51 BJT


Staff Sergeant Ryan Berve from 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army, hugs his
family during a homecoming ceremony in El Paso of Texas, the United States, Dec. 13,
2011. Ryan was among some 250 soldiers of 4th Brigade who returned from Iraq on
Tuesday. It's the third deployment to Iraq for him, which lasted only four months,
as all U.S. troops stationed in Iraq will be pulled out of the country by the end of
this year. For Ryan's wife Christy and their daughters, the reuniting is a Christmas
surprise after longtime waiting. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)


Christy, wife of Staff Sergeant Ryan Berve from 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division,
U.S. Army, sits beside their wedding photos at home in El Paso of Texas, the United
States, Dec. 13, 2011. Ryan was among some 250 soldiers of 4th Brigade who returned
from Iraq on Tuesday. It's the third deployment to Iraq for him, which lasted only
four months, as all U.S. troops stationed in Iraq will be pulled out of the country
by the end of this year. For Ryan's wife Christy and their daughters, the reuniting
is a Christmas surprise after longtime waiting. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)


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