I am very happy to report that my son, Lt. Jordan Bucci (ND ’10), returned home safely today from Afghanistan. He was welcomed by his wife, Casie (SMC ’10) and they are together at their home at Ft. Drum, NY. Over most of the past nine months, Jordan has been the Executive Officer (XO) in charge of transferring U.S. bases and assets to the Afghan National Army. In a very real sense, he and his colleagues have been working diligently to end the war. They now leave Afghanistan in peace and return home proudly to their families.
Jordan and Casie will be on campus for the USC game where we will have our first family reunion. Thank you to everyone who prayed for Jordan and offered words of support to me and Marilyn.