Family, friends and former students lined the curb in front of Harriman’s Dollar General Market on Thursday afternoon to welcome home Senior Master Sgt. Chad Goldston from an eight month tour of duty in the Middle East.
At least 80 people holding banners, hand-lettered signs and American flags waited in the hot sun along Hwy. 27 to greet Goldston, who teaches history at Harriman Middle School.
“God is great is all I can say,” said his wife, Billie.
“We have to keep praying for the ones still over there,” she added.