Posted on February 19, 2012 by Bobbie O'Brien
Curt Lashley stands in wait of the escort. He brought several "Thank You" signs customized with Cpl. Nicholson's name and placed them along the Bayshore median.
It is a gray, cloud shrouded day in Tampa. The wind is brisk and rain intermittent. Yet, the weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those wanting to wish Marine Cpl. Mike Nicholson home.
Dozens of Patriot Riders as well as members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Tampa Police Department.
As Kathy Alberts put it,”He has put up with an awful lot, the least I can do is put up with a little rain.”
The van with Cpl. Nicholson approaches the intersection at South Boulevard where about a dozen folks came out to wave or hold a flag high as he passed.
There were so many participants it took about two minutes for the entire escort to pass on its way to a welcome home reception at Christ the King Church in South Tampa.
A father and son who came out to Bayshore to honor Cpl. Nicholson.
Filed under: Marines | Tagged: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Marine Cpl. Mike Nicholson, military homecoming, Tampa Police Department |