Last week I covered a homecoming ceremony for a group of Iowa National Guard soldiers returning from a tour in the Middle East. After working the event I collected my things and made my way down the hallway, behind a soldier and his family. They all held hands. Sometimes the best shots happen when you’re leaving.
Eric Weber of Grimes walks hand-in-hand with his wife, Deanna, and daughter, Laynne, 6, on Saturday at Camp Dodge after he was released from duty. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register)