More Images from Operation Proper Exit III

Crew members of a US Army BlackHawk helicopter hold an American flag as they pose with five returning Wounded Warriors at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, December 29, 2009. (left to right): Captain Sam Brown, Sergeant First Class Josh Olson, Sergeant First Class Mike Schlitz, Sergeant Bill Congleton (Retired), and First Lieutenant Jim Kirchner (Retired). (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)

Sergeant Bill Congleton (Retired) spreads his arms wide as he prepares to greet comrades of the Oregon National Guard at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, December 29, 2009. Congleton, who lost a leg in a IED blast in 2004, returned to Iraq with a group of Wounded Warriors with "Operation Proper Exit". (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)

Sergeant Bill Congleton (Retired) hugs a comrade of the Oregon National Guard at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, December 29, 2009. (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)

Sergeant First Class Mike Schlitz (left), who lost both arms and was badly burned in a IED blast in 2007, and returned to Iraq with a group of Wounded Warriors with "Operation Proper Exit", talks to soldiers at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, December 29, 2009. (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)

Sergeant First Class Josh Olson (left), Captain Sam Brown, and his wife, Captain Amy Brown are all smiles after arriving with a group of returning Wounded Warriors on "Operation Proper Exit", at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, December 29, 2009. (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)

First Lieutenant Jim Kirchner (Retired) (second from right), who suffered severe injuries in a mortar attack in Iraq in 2005, and returned with a group of Wounded Warriors with "Operation Proper Exit", chats with soldiers at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, December 29, 2009. (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)

Sergeant Bill Congleton (Retired) (second from right) poses with comrades of the Oregon National Guard at Camp Korean Village, Iraq, December 29, 2009. Congleton, who lost a leg in a IED blast in 2004, returned to Iraq with a group of Wounded Warriors with "Operation Proper Exit". (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)