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Friends pitch in to give Spurgin a red, white and blue return from Iraq

September 19, 2011

Many friends gathered Sunday afternoon to decorate and show their appreciation for Eddy Spurgin of the Texas National Guard, who returned home Sunday evening. Pictured from left to right: Helen Gladden, Debie Pirkle, AJ Pirkle, the Rev. Mark Lindsey, Carol Boyd and Will Currie. Not pictured, but also contributing to the decorating are Lisa and Craig Dunnam. (HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno)

Eddy Spurgin received a colorful welcome home over the weekend.

Spurgin, a major general in the Texas Army National Guard, arrived back home to Big Spring Sunday evening after a tour of duty in Iraq.

In his honor and as a way to say thank you, his fellow church members and friends gathered together to decorate his home Sunday afternoon.

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