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Bill Greene/Globe Staff

Robert McCarthy greeted his 10-year-old son, Liam, at the Braintree Armory this week. McCarthy and his fellow troops in C Company of the 182d Infantry Regiment of the Massachusetts National Guard had been in Afghanistan for a year.

WHAT A beautiful photograph of Liam McCarthy and his father, Robert, on the front of Tuesday’s Metro section. It was such a poignant and heartbreaking reminder of the toll war takes on family members who are left at home, waiting and hoping. It brought tears to my eyes.

Kudos to photographer Bill Greene and the editors who chose to print it. Above all, thank you to Robert McCarthy and his fellow troops for their service and sacrifice. Welcome home.

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Kara Connolly

Pembroke

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