AURORA, Colo. -- When 100 or so Colorado Air National Guard reservists returned to Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora last month after a three-month stint in Japan, you could see the relief on every face. Especially on Cathy Isaac's face.
"I think one of the things people don't realize is what the folks who are overseas give up so that we can live our everyday lives over here in America," Isaac said.
Her son Kevin Isaac was deployed with the 140th Wing. Being away is never easy. The first time he was sent overseas, he missed the birth of his child.
"And then (during) this deployment, his grandma died and he didn't get to say goodbye. So it's a little tough," Cathy Isaac said.
Kevin is one of many heroes who uproot their lives, leave their day jobs, and serve their country when asked to do so.
"I think he's a good example of what all of these folks go through. They all have a story. Everyone has something they've missed," Cathy Isaac said.
Given what's been happening in Asia lately -- and the threat from North Korea-- this wasn't the best time to be deployed to Japan. But Kevin said he was surrounded by all the right people.
"Great team, great family, we're all real close knit, so it's an honor to serve with them," he said.
Kevin will get a plaque and a $250 gift card from our Serving Those Who Serve sponsors, DCP Midstream, as the Hero of the Month.
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