Staff Sgt. Chad Lawless of Swartz kisses his wife, Angela, and hugs his daughter, Lily, 4, and sons Luke, 2, and Levi, 6 months. Lawless met Levi for the first time at the welcome-home event in Monroe on Christmas Eve. More than 150 members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Engineer Company, 528th Engineer Battalion just completed a 10-month deployment to Kuwait, with additional missions to Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. Army National Guard/1st Lt. Rebekah Malone
PINEVILLE – Christmas came a day early for the Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Engineer Company, as they arrived home to eager friends and family at a welcome-home event at the Monroe Regional Ai