ETX airman in photo with President Obama

ETX airman in photo with President Obama

PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death. Well, we heard from an East Texas mom, whose son is stationed in Afghanistan.

Check out what she had him send to us. This is Staff Sergeant Sergio Carpio from Palestine, and I don't think we have to tell you who he's standing next to.

Staff Sergeant Carpio is in the Air Force, and has been all over the world. He got to listen to President Obama's speech this week.

He tells us that he's thankful that he has loved ones that he knows are safe at night, and that he and his military brothers and sisters are "fighting to keep this great land safe and free."

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