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first_img• Photo Gallery: 3/30: Homecoming SOUTH EL MONTE – Family and friends of soldiers on Friday welcomed home their fighting men and women from a 13-month deployment in Iraq. More than 120 U.S. Army reservists from or attached to the 250th Transportation Company arrived at the U.S. Army Reserve Center in South El Monte by bus about 5 p.m., greeted by welcoming banners and loved ones holding balloons. Eva Howard anxiously waited for the arrival of her husband, Sgt. Ryan Howard, with their children, Franchesca, 6, Chaonaeene, 9, and 8-month-old twins, Ryan Jr. and Collin. Phariss was especially proud of the service of Sgt. Jose Lazo of Panorama City, who he credited for saving his life. “If it wasn’t for \, me and my driver wouldn’t be here,” said Phariss. “The guy was solid, he did what he had to do. He’s one of the heroes of Iraq.” On Aug. 24, 2006, Phariss’ three-man vehicle was ambushed while escorting civilian trucks, said Phariss. A ferocious 30-minute close-quarter firefight ensued against insurgents who had them greatly outnumbered, he said. While Phariss exited the vehicle under fire and rescued four civilian contractors, Lazo engaged the enemy with his machine gun, holding them at bay until help could arrive. Both Phariss and Lazo have been recommended for the Bronze Star for bravery as a result of that day, Phariss said. Three soldiers are to be presented with Purple Hearts today, and three more are pending, Army officials said. Brigade Cmdr. Wendy McGuire of the 1397th Transportation Terminal Brigade is also pleased with the service of the 250th. “They had a very busy deployment,” she said, “and they really pulled together to get the job done.” Although out of the line of fire, returning soldiers have new challenges to face as they deal with the psychological tolls combat can take, Phariss said. “Everyone’s excited to see their familied right now,” he said, “but in a couple of weeks, people are going to need to check themselves out. Nearly everyone here has seen somebody get killed or a dead body.” The Army has chaplains and other services in place to help recently deployed service members, “make the transition back into civilian life,” said 63rd Regional Readiness Command spokeswoman Patricia Ryan. Phariss, a member of the 211th Transportation Co. who was attached to the 250th during its recent deployment, plans to rejoin his old unit and redeploy to Iraq in six months, he said. “I love being a soldier,” Phariss said, “No one can take what I’ve done in the military away from me.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2105160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Ever since he left, it’s been hard,” said Howard, who had not seen her husband since Christmas, “You’ve just got to take it day by day.” Soldiers also congratulated each other on their safe return as shouts of, “I knew we’d make it,” echoed across the Reserve center. David Phariss, staff sergeant and truck commander of the Night Rider 23 Combat Logistics Patrol, is proud of the work his soldiers did in Iraq. “They did very well,” the Huntington Beach resident said. “We kept the casualties to a minimum. I’m one of the older guys, and to see all these young guys get back uninjured feels good.” last_img read more