U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Greening, back center, made it home in time for Christmas for the first time in a few years. Here, shortly after arriving home, he is surrounded by his parents, Ron and R.K., and his brothers, Ethan, left, and Eric.
Christmas is a time to be with family, but that's not always possible for people in the military.
However, two Manitowoc men - Austin Greening and Dan Jansen - are among those who made it home for the holidays.Austin Greening
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Greening, a 2008 Lincoln High School graduate, hadn't been home since he had a long weekend last March before deploying to the Persian Gulf on the U.S.S. New York. The time away from home "feels longer when you're out in the middle of nowhere," he said. ...