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Proud Local Army Mom Needs Flag, Sign Help with Son's Homecoming on Sunday

Middletown, RI family is asking for neighbors to bring American flags and welcome home signs for Spenser Bosch, 19, of the 101st Airborne Division, just back from a difficult deployment in Afghanistan.

Spenser Bosch of Middletown and the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division lifeliners out of Fort Campbell, KY.
Spenser Bosch of Middletown and the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division lifeliners out of Fort Campbell, KY.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. —It was just about two years ago that Middletown's Spenser Bosch, 19, graduated from Middletown High School.

On Sunday, March 9, he's coming home from a tough deployment in Afghanistan and his proud Army mom is hoping a few neighbors will give her a hand in making his return special.

He'll be coming in at night and "anyone who wants to either drop off welcome home signs or American flags at our home" is welcome, said LeAnn Bosch.

You can either stake them in the yard yourself or leave them on the front porch.

"We are so thankful he is safe but some of his fellow brothers didn't make it home," Bosch said. "I just want to boost his spirits and show him how proud we are of him."

The house is at 49 Maple Ave. in Middletown. 

His unit arrived from Afghanistan last week but he's been in debriefing since then. 

Until then, his family and friends are eagerly awaiting his homecoming for "hugs and some much needed R&R" Bosch said.
Jon Reese March 08, 2014 at 02:32 PM
@beth perez: MFD is working on getting as many off-duty members as possible to come welcome this young man home. I believe the police are working on something as well. His service and sacrifice (nor anyone else's in his position) are not lost on us, and we want to make sure he knows his community truly appreciates what he has done.
Chris Christensen March 08, 2014 at 02:56 PM
No place at MEPS are you asked if you want a celebration of your return when and if you return from combat duty. When and where were you last at an induction station and asked that? Geesh! Jon, glad to hear that. VFW should show for one of their Veteran Brothers.
Mark Schieldrop March 09, 2014 at 07:18 AM
Looks like you folks took care of the negative comments before I had a chance do it myself. Thanks. And the family tells me the response has been incredible. This is really great to see. Here's the latest update: http://middletown.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/local-army-family-overwhelmed-by-support-for-sons-homecoming

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