Navy servicewoman welcomed home for holidays; surprised by family


An Andrews native, who is also in active service, was surprised by her family at Midland Airport Saturday. She will be home for the holidays. She has presented an honor for her sacrifices – the quilt of valor.

It’s an award, it’s not a gift they’re uniquely made with the quilt of valor foundation… and I had this one specifically made for Allyssa.

Dr. Kathy Summers, family friend

Shouse gets to see her family once a year.

Being in the military being gone for so long i miss out on a lot of life and things like that so its great see people still think about me and want to come out and see me.

Allyssa Shouse, electronics technician in navy

Her family understands her sacrifice. Her call to service is hereditary.

We’re both ex-navy we both know what it’s like to not be home during the year. And we couldn’t be more proud of Allyssa she decided she wanted to follow in our footsteps and join the navy, learn a career… so we’re just very proud of her.

Jeff Shouse, Father

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