Soldier meets pint-sized pen pal - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Soldier meets pint-sized pen pal

Updated:

Holding a teddy bear and wearing her U.S. Army field uniform, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Veronica Davis strains to see through the thick crowd emerging from the escalator at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. She takes a deep breath. She is clearly nervous.

She smiles, very aware of the camera capturing this moment.

"Anticipation is something else," she says and laughs.

Davis knows a thing about anticipation and intensity. After three tours in the war, she is home. The anticipation she's feeling now is different. This anticipation is about living up to someone's idea of you.

On her third tour in Afghanistan, Davis received a letter from then 8-year-old Sofie Deck from Mahomet, Illinois. "She's the youngest one that wrote me, the youngest," Davis says.

  • SpotlightSpotlightMore>>

  • Updated

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms