DENVER (CBS4) – Many American troops will come home from Iraq for good this week.
That includes Capt. Mitchell Marzo, an Army physician who was scheduled to return home Monday night.READ MORE: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Searches For Person Who Threw Dog From Car Window On I-76
Marzo’s wife and two young daughters will be out at Denver International Airport to welcome him.
Katie Marzo, his wife, told CBS4 she is more excited about Monday’s homecoming than she was about her wedding day.
“(My daughter) wrote a Christmas list and her first thing she wanted was her dad and I didn’t want her to write that because I thought ‘Oh no, this is going to be the worst Christmas ever when Santa fails so bad,’ ” Katie said. “But he’s going to make it.”READ MORE: Denver's NAACP Chapter To Host Hour-Long Virtual Discussion Following Derek Chauvin Verdicts
Marzo relocated to Denver to be closer to family while he was deployed.
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After the family reconnects they will head up to Winter Park to “really get to know each other again” with a ski vacation.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: No Appointments Needed At 3 Mass Vaccination Sites In Colorado
They will then spend Christmas in Denver and Marzo will finish his Army assignment in Fairbanks, Alaska.