Tallahassee Welcomes Home Soldier

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Eyewitness News --

The family of PFC John Michael Silvey is anxiously awaiting his arrival today (Sept 15). PFC Silvey is returning home from Afghanistan to be with his pregnant wife as she gives birth. He will only be in town for a short time before returning to Afghanistan to finish his tour. The family has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to help them welcome home their American Hero.

The PGR will ride to the Tallahassee Airport and set out a flag line at 5:00. Silvas is due to arrive at 5:30, but the PGR plan to be early in case the plane arrives ahead of schedule.

Following Silvey’s arrival, the PGR will escort Silvey and family to their home in the Tallahassee area.

Anyone wishing to come out and support the welcome home efforts for PFC Silvey should be at the Tallahassee Airport between 5:15PM to 5:30PM.

Amy Long will be reporting and WCTV will be bringing you coverage.

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  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    PFC Silvey, my congratulations to you and your wife on the upcoming addition to your family. How exciting that you are able to come home for such a wonderful event!! Moments like this in your life, if missed, can never be replaced. Thank you for all you the sacrific away from your own loved ones, to make our country safe. Bless you!!
  • by Donna Location: Johnson City, TN on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:07 PM
    Welcome home and congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your new baby!!! THANK YOU for your service!!
  • by Karen Location: Dallas, TX on Sep 15, 2010 at 04:23 PM
    So glad one of our heroes gets to be home for this joyous family event! So, glad that my cousin's son gets the honor he deserves. Blessings to you all. Wish I could be there to celebrate!
  • by Rhonda Cruce Location: Tallahassee on Sep 15, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    Congrats..I know the family is glad to have you home...
  • by benji Location: tallahassee on Sep 15, 2010 at 02:11 PM
    Yes, welcome home and cannot wait until your new addition arrives.
  • by Drinky Crow Location: Havana on Sep 15, 2010 at 01:25 PM
    Welcome home, Pfc Silvas, and thank you so much for your service! Oh, and congrats on the coming addition to the family.
  • by Proud American Location: Tallahassee on Sep 15, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    Welcome Home PFC Silva! We have lost so many soldiers in Afghanistan, it is heart warming to read a story about a solider returning home safely. Congratulations to you and your family.
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