Sgt Michael J. Guillory of Pearl River, Louisiana was killed in combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The young soldier was just twenty-eight years old. The day that he was killed, the Sgt. had just sent a toy for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This was fourth deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael's sister Gina writes about receiving his remains at Dover Air Force Base.
Long rewarding day. Michaels transfer ceremony was held at 8pm et tonight. It was so respectful and loving. This is not a job to these guys it's an honor. gysgt green who has been assigned to me has taken such good care. I have been pampered, catered to, treated with so much respect and love I'm overwhelmed. I pray no one ever has the opportunity to see this beautiful ceremony. Michaels on American soil. Monday ill make the final arrangements and will let everyone know. Tentatively he will be back home on Thursday. But he has to be released first and that should be Monday.