Soldier Home for Thanksgiving

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

Sergeant First Class Jacob Goble says it certainly is good to be home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. "I feel blessed and fortunate to be able to be home. I wish all my fellow soldiers could be here as well."

Goble's wife, just like the rest of his family is grateful to have him home. "I'm thrilled... three deployments in seven years," she says.

Rick Goble, Jacob's father says, "A lot of answered prayers. We've prayed for his return and this makes his third overseas tour, and it doesn't get easier."

Aside from his family, Goble says there are a few things he misses back home. "The green grass, Walmart, believe it or not. Good food."

The family also celebrated Christmas during Goble's leave with dirt bikes for each of his sons. His parents say it gets harder each time he leaves, but are proud their son is fighting to protect our country.

"I'm thankful for where we live and the freedom that we have," says his father.

Goble says he is thankful for the support from home, and says the time overseas would be impossible without the care packages sent from local churches and communities. "Without that, there's been times we're not able to receive or get certain items, personal hygiene items and things like that, because of the location that we're in," he says.

Goble leaves Monday to finish out his tour of duty. Sergeant Goble expects to return home for good in about three months, but says he would serve again if he was asked.

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  • by Anonymous Location: martin,ky on Nov 28, 2008 at 07:46 PM
    glad to see you home,i know your dad is in a great mood to see you! Hurry back home to work as a Martin policeman again! We sure do need you back !!!!
  • by karen Location: pike on Nov 28, 2008 at 06:02 PM
    Thank you for being willing to fight for our country, a war I have still not decided if it was our fight or not. May you hurry home from our duty and be safe. Thank you to all the men and women for serving your country. A special prayer for the families whose loved ones were lost. May God bring comfort to you during the holiday season and everyday. May God bless you!
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on Nov 28, 2008 at 04:27 PM
    Thanks for everything and welcome home.
  • by Thankful citizen on Nov 27, 2008 at 05:34 PM
    I really commend brave soldiers such as this one that fight for their country. I'm really glad he could be home with his family this Thanksgiving. This is my brother's 2nd Thanksgiving with us since returning home from Iraq and we are thankful every day that he is home safe. Thank you to all of our soldiers!


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