LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It was a long road home, but Saturday evening some one local Marine along with a crew of other area soldiers finally made it home to Lubbock.
KCBD NewsChannel 11 first introduced you to Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Tidrow's family Friday night. That's when his family was patiently waiting for him to arrive home. After several delays, a detour to Midland, and a bus ride through Saturday's wintry weather, Tidrow and several other local Marines are finally home in Lubbock.
"As you all know we had a party planned, we had a celebration planned, the feast was ready. He got stuck in Memphis last night, and then the snow this morning, got diverted to Midland, and then from Midland they drove, and they had issues as far as driving from here to Midland, so it took longer than I thought," said Barry Tidrow, Brandon's father.
Tidrow was supposed to be home in January, but duty called and he was re-deployed directly from Iraq to Afghanistan. So from that, to delay after delay, you can imagine he's very glad to be home. "It was an honor to serve, and it's been an incredible journey, just glad to be back," said Brandon Tidrow.
Tidrow joined two other marines arriving at the Reserve Center Saturday afternoon. Tidrow now plans to finish up his degree at Texas Tech.
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3/19/10Marine's return delayed, but no less exciting
The return of a Lubbock soldier is late but no less cherished. Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Tidrow was scheduled to be home in January, but duty called was re-deployed directly from Iraq to Afghanistan.