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Citrus Heights policeman is back from Iraq for Christmas

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The story of a soldier making his long way home from battle is as old as Odysseus coming home from the Trojan wars.

But it’s always a good story.

On Christmas Eve, U.S. Navy Reserve Master at Arms Darryl Olesen stepped off a plane at Sacramento International Airport, into the arms of his happy, weeping family.

After a tour in Iraq, he had flown from Kuwait, to Germany, to Baltimore, to Missouri, to San Diego, where he finally got to clean up.

And then home.

It took Odysseus 10 years to get home after 10 years of battle.

Olesen was gone less than a year, but if you ask his wife, the span was longer.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/12/25/3280429/citrus-heights-policeman-is-back.html#ixzz19jAowiVv

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