WOW! What a fabulous Welcome Home mission for Lt. Col. Shawn Shutts, U.S. Army! Great teamwork!! Thank you to our AHW members who turned out- your support means the world to us!…Thank you to the American Legion Riders – Hellertown and Palm Post Riders you were 18 strong and we were honored you joined us! Looking forward to seeing you all again!…Thank you to State Representative Ryan Mackenzie who through Bill Royer sent wishes our Hero’s way…Thank you to the Board of Directors (and Renea) of Lower Macungie for the Proclamation for our Hero…Thank you to ABE Airport police and South Whitehall police for your tremendous help! You had our backs today!…Thank you to WFMZ Channel 69 for supporting our mission in such a beautiful way – your support of the work of A Hero’s Welcome and our military is greatly appreciated!…Thank you to Family friend, Maureen for reaching out to us and for our Hero’s family for honoring AHW by inviting us into this personal moment…and thank you to the 80-100 friends, family and supporters who joined in this mission today!! Flags, Signs, Banners, Balloons, Cheers, Tears, Smiles and Hugs for a returning Hero. What more could we ask for?!? 🇺🇸❤️
photos by Maureen Brophy…thank you Maureen! …more pictures to follow
Here are some additional pictures taken by Shutts’ family friend and one of our newest members, Maureen Brophy,
Thank you Maureen!
photos by Brenda and Maria:
EXTREME SHORT NOTICE – WELCOME HOME
A Hero’s Welcome has been requested by a very proud and excited Lehigh Valley family to Welcome Home a Hero!!
This Hero, Lt. Col. Shawn Shutts, U.S. Army, returns from a year’s deployment. In his 18 years of service to our country, Lt. Col. Shutts has done 3 prior deployments including 2 tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and 1 tour in Operation Enduring Freedom. This humble soldier’s love of country and his work as a logistician, in field artillery and in public affairs, in support of his country, is deep in his heart.
From Eagle Scout (where he earned the God & Country Award) to rank of Lt. Col., our Hero’s love of service is evident to all. He enjoys reading and running but above all – he loves spending time with his family – who anxiously await his return! His wife and daughters can’t wait to wrap their arms around their husband/father.
Among his awards and accomplishments are:
2 Bronze Stars
4 Meritorious Service Awards
2 Army Commendation Medals
1 Army Achievement Medal
1 Iraqi Campaign Medal
3 Overseas Service Ribbons
TO EVERYONE…PLEASE join A Hero’s Welcome, his friends and family as we Welcome Home Lt. Col. Shawn Shutts!!
Rally location: Lehigh Valley Airport (ABE)
3311 Airport Road
Allentown, PA 18109
[At airport entrance take road split to upper level parking/Departures area. Continue past main terminal (on right) and (glass) bus station, pull towards signs for commercial parking area.]
Rally time: 11:30 am
The plans for this extreme short notice Welcome Home mission are still being finalized.
For updates please check our website: http://www.aheros-welcome.org
and our forum: www.aheros-welcome.org/forum
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