After tour of duty, Marine returns home to Harvard
HARVARD – In one night, Lance Cpl. John MacKenzie got everything he missed most during his seven-month tour of Afghanistan – to pet the family dog, feel fresh grass under his feet, and eat a home-cooked meal.
“I missed the little stuff,” the 19-year-old Marine said. “When I walked on grass for the first time, it was amazing.”
And in a heartwarming moment, his mother, Caren MacKenzie, also got what she wanted when she and her son untied a yellow ribbon around a large tree in the front yard.
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