City helps pay tribute to returning Army veteran Mohn

Sgt. Kevin Mohn; his wife, Julia; and daughters Bailey and Kaylynn were honored April 2. (Photo by Wendy Miller, Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA)

Sgt. Kevin Mohn; his wife, Julia; and daughters Bailey and Kaylynn were honored April 2. (Photo by Wendy Miller, Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA)

 

With flags flying, the city of Apache Junction gathered in a display of appreciation and gratitude for Army veteran Sgt. Kevin Mohn and his family at the city’s inaugural Operation Welcome Home ceremony April 2, at the Apache Junction City Hall, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.
The Operation Welcome Home Arizona program honors returning veterans and their families with a community ceremony expressing city support, pride and patriotism, according to a press release.
Sgt. Mohn joined the Army in November 2003. He completed his basic training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 2004, and advanced training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. His overseas assignments include Bagdad, Iraq and Sharana, Afghanistan.
His numerous honors and medals include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Army commendation medals, Army achievement medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service medal, Army service ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, NATO medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Arizona Community Service ribbon.
Sgt. Mohn, his wife, Julia; and daughters Kaylynn, 8, and Bailey, 5, live in Apache Junction. He works as an engineering and heavy equipment supervisor at the Army training base in Florence.

Reach staff writer Wendy Miller at wmiller@newszap.com

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