The day started out dreary and very wet at the Park and Ride in South Milwaukee.

PFC Donovan and his family arrived and were greeted in WI by seven well-wishers. Donovan was given a challenge coin. Oscar led the five cages to the state line where we meet Jim “Our Bugler” and Sandy. The sun was finally beginning to shine as we left the state line for the Lake Forest Oasis. Oscar again led the way. Two dozen very dry and smiling WW members warmly greeted PFC Donovan.

Two squads from the Illinois State Patrol assisted our escort to O’Hare, our thanks to the ISP officers. The working relationship between the dedicated ILL Warriors Watch members and the LEO of ILL is a tribute to all involved.

Our escort ended safely at Terminal 3. I would like to commend JonD and the IL team for their leadership and dedication to all our warriors and to the WI members that came out in the pouring rain to show their support.

PFC Donovan we will be here waiting to Welcome you home.

A big thank you to Il state police trooper p.d. Gurfinkel for stepping up and filling in for us at the last minute. Thank you to Donovan for serving our great nation! We’ll be here for your return.