Saturday, October 18, 2003

Anita Holtz is probably the happiest mom in Marshfield this week.

Her son, Jim, is home on military leave from Iraq.

"I took two days off this week and just plan to spend time with him," she said. "So many people just want to see him."
Jim Holtz, 20, is a maintenance technician in the Army's 1st Armored Division based in Giessen, Germany. He's been in Baghdad since the beginning of June, helping rebuild.

Upon returning home, Wisconsin's fall temperatures were a shock.

"I came back here, I walked off that plane and I shivered," he said. "You're always sweating, it's always hot (in Baghdad). You get used to it."

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