ANOTHER ONE DOWN, FIVE MORE PLANES EXPECTED
By Photos by Shannon Szwarc
More than 300 3rd Infantry Division troops returning from Iraq disembark from their plane at Lawson Army Airfield on Thursday evening. The troops are required to go through a customs screening and check their weapons before meeting with their family and friends. At right, Harvey Peavler, 3, decked in full uniform, waits for his father, Spc. Steve Peavler, to arrive at Freedom Hall. Five more flights are scheduled to arrive at the Fort Benning airfield between Saturday and May 16. Returning flights and their ETAs include: 8:15 a.m. Saturday; 9:20 p.m. Sunday; 1:35 p.m. May 13; 2:45 p.m. May 15; and 1:50 a.m. May 16.