Dec 21, 2010 7:35 PM by Jenise Fernandez
More of Acadiana's heroes from the 256th Brigade returned home today. About 30 members of the Brigade arrived at the National Guard Headquarters in Abbeville. The goal is to get everyone home in time for Christmas.
Monica Morris waited anxiously for a year for her boyfriend, Sergeant Major Troy Barron, to come home.
"I just counted down all the days until he came home," said Morris.
Now, Morris has an early Christmas present.
"Just having him here is the best present ever," she told KATC.
Troy Barron, and the rest of the 256th, spent about a week in Camp Shelby for demobilization training. His return couldn't have come at a better time.
"It's been a long year, we did a lot of things in Iraq, a lot of good things, but it's just great to be home for Christmas and to be home for the holidays with the family," said Barron.
Barron's nephew, Braedon Cline, is excited to have has uncle home, after a whole year of worry.
"I prayed for him every night and I was hoping he'd be okay," said Braedon.
As for the rest of the brigade, they are expected to arrive home this week. For now, Morris and Barron have one thing in mind.
:We will be visiting a lot of family, traveling, and in January we've got a big trip planned to Disney World," said Morris.