ALGONQUIN – Pfc. Morgan Huckabone got the surprise of a lifetime Sunday afternoon when a Warriors’ Watch Riders caravan greeted her and got her 25-day leave started in style.
Huckabone returned to McHenry County after a year-long tour of Kandahar, Afghanistan, where she provides security for convoys.
She said she was happy to back and that “nothing’s really changed.”
“We’re very excited to see her, and glad she made it back safely,” her aunt, Susan Hall said. “And we’re happy she’s serving our country.”
Now that she’s returned to the area, she will be relaxing and hanging out with friends and family before she heads back to Fort Carson, Colo.
“I’m just going to go at it day by day,” she said.
The welcome home party was arranged by Susan Hall and Morgan’s uncle, Kenneth Huckabone. The Warriors’ Watch Riders met the family at Spring Hill Mall and followed them to a party in Algonquin.
Morgan Huckabone graduated from McHenry High School – West Campus in 2005. She is the daughter of Sally and Dan Hanley.