He now has more respect for combat soldiers fighting overseas.
Private Barry Penner is the second of 2 soldiers now safe at home in Steinbach. He tells us part of his motivation for going overseas was his curiousity, but also to make a difference and help his fellow soldiers. The 24-year-old has served in the Canadian Forces for 3 and a half years. He tells us he'll continue working for the military but he doesn't think it's a career choice. His future military plans are to probably go back to Afghanistan in 2008. For now, Penner is taking time off with his wife and travelling to Florida.