KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Time moved slowly Thursday, Oct. 23, as family and friends awaited the return of area U.S. Army Reserve members to Kingwood.
But they did arrive — five of them — from their 10-month deployment in Afghanistan.
Miles Glotfelty, of Lone Pine, Pa., waited with his children — 11-year-old Jessica and 13-year-old Dale — for his wife’s return. Pamela Glotfelty left with other members of the 328th Quartermaster Detachment to the Army Reserve Center. Miles said he hadn’t seen his wife since Dec. 27, and missed having a two-parent family to help manage the two children.
With Pamela safely home, his plans were simple: “We’re just going to build a fire and relax and get reacquainted.”
Jessica said she missed her mom, and her mom missed “a lot of things.”
“I got to go to middle school,” she said, “and my mom wasn’t here. But I have another first tonight — my first dance — and she’ll be here for that.