As a diligent crew from the Crescenta Valley Town Council Banners Committee continues to gather funds and install more banners along Foothill Boulevard to honor active duty military personnel, one-by-one some troops are returning home, while others prepare for deployment.
Crescenta Valley High School graduate Richard Clark, 20, returned to the United States in December. After getting situated in Fort Carson, Colo., where he now is stationed, he and his wife, Keisha returned to the foothills to spend some time with his family. Barbara Clark, step-dad, Jimmy Jordan, and brothers Chris Clark and James Jordan, both students at Crescenta Valley High, were excited at his arrival.
“It’s so good to have my baby home,” Barbara joked as she hugged her son last Friday afternoon. The 15 months Richard was overseas, patrolling the borders of Baghdad, were difficult, she said.