Lubbock Soldier Returns Home - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/27/06

Lubbock Soldier Returns Home

A year long wait is over for a Lubbock family. Sgt. Jeffrey Meeks has been serving in Iraq for over a year now.

Sgt. Meeks arrived at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport Friday night and his family welcomed him home with signs and banners. Meeks. This is what he had to say upon his arrival. "I'm hungry. I want to take a shower, and hang out with everyone, but I haven't slept in two days," he said.

Meeks' wife Valerie said she is glad he's home, but it also reminds her of those who can't come home. "It's just kind of a double edge sword because there are still a lot of people out there and some that aren't coming home. I'm glad he's one that did come home," she said.

Nominate a Teacher You Can Count On
If there is a teacher you know that has made an impact on you or your child's life, we want to know.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Police: Multiple shooters kill 1, injure 15 in Cincinnati following fight

    Police: Multiple shooters kill 1, injure 15 in Cincinnati following fight

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:46 AM EDT2017-03-26 09:46:59 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-03-26 17:28:49 GMT

    One person was killed and another 14 injured in a mass shooting at a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday morning.

    One person was killed and another 14 injured in a mass shooting at a Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday morning.

  • Fire Weather Warning for this afternoon

    Fire Weather Warning for this afternoon

    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-03-26 14:33:36 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-03-26 14:33:36 GMT
    The South Plains has been placed under a Fire Weather Warning valid from this afternoon at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening. Sustained winds at 20-30 mph, warm temperatures and low relative humidity values will create an elevated to critical fire weather risk for our area. A cold front will move through our area late tonight, shifting winds out of the north. Monday morning will be cool and breezy.
    The South Plains has been placed under a Fire Weather Warning valid from this afternoon at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. this evening. Sustained winds at 20-30 mph, warm temperatures and low relative humidity values will create an elevated to critical fire weather risk for our area. A cold front will move through our area late tonight, shifting winds out of the north. Monday morning will be cool and breezy.
  • DC eagle cam: Eggs expected to hatch soon

    DC eagle cam: Eggs expected to hatch soon

    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-03-26 13:07:03 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-03-26 13:07:02 GMT

    Eagle eggs typically take 35-38 days to hatch, and Sunday marks Day 35 for the first of the two eggs.

    Eagle eggs typically take 35-38 days to hatch, and Sunday marks Day 35 for the first of the two eggs.

Powered by Frankly