Thousands of Fort Gordon soldiers head home for the holidays

Thousands of Fort Gordon soldiers head home for the holidays
Soldier's bags packed and ready to go home for the holidays (Source: wfxg)

FORT GORDON, GA (WFXG) - On Friday, around 3,000 troops left Fort Gordon to be at home with their families for the holiday season.

After not seeing family for months, these soldiers just out of basic training, are ecstatic to spend some time with their loved ones. Soldier Kyle Deskins said it has been hard being away from his family, but he is glad to have been able to talk to his family on the phone. “Even if I didn’t get two weeks, it would’ve be awesome just to see them for two days.”

I asked the soldiers what they will miss the most. Overwhelmingly, it was things that we most likely take for granted. Deskins said, “Definitely my dad’s cooking.” Another soldier, Chikere Sayers, said, “Hanging out with my friends, family, having time off, sleep and seeing my dog.”

They will get to spend two weeks away, and will report back to work on Thursday, Jan. 3.

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