Salem Street Family Welcomes Home Soldier

After a year-long tour in Afghanistan, soldier comes home to Woburn.


A Salem Street man is home, after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

According to several news organizations, the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army returned to American soil in late March before heading back to their lives as civilians.

Spc. Jonathan Nestico of Salem Street was one of those soldiers.

The Nesticos were recently profiled on Boston's National Public Radio station, WBUR.In the story, Nestico's mother and he spoke to reporters about re-entering civilian society in Woburn after the solider was involved in an Improvised Explosion Device (IED) attack in Afghanistan.

Nestico told reporters the "anxieties" of war, along with the tempo, can take their toll physically and mentally on soldiers. To help ward off depression, Nestico said he is prepared to speak with therapists at home.

charles April 10, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Welcome home and thank you for your service. Free membership at the VFW.
Earnhardt April 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Thank you! I appreciate all you did for us. And I am looking forward to the day when all of you are home!
Holly April 10, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Welcome Home and thank you for your service. Thank you for defending our freedom and protecting our country.
kathy forstey April 10, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Welcome home. Thank you so much for your service. Take the time for yourself now to get completely well.
Steven flynn April 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Thank You SOOOOO much for your service,,YOU are a REAL american HERO!!! #usausausa


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