A local soldier got a heroes welcome home last night after a six-month tour of duty in the Middle East. The Starke and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Departments and firefighters in both counties escorted Cody Foust and his mother up U.S. 35. He’s with the Indiana National Guard’s 1413th Engineer Company, 81st Troop Command. The unit spent the past several months in Afghanistan performing base-closure and retrograde operations in support of the drawdown of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Foust is also a member of the Bass Lake Fire Department and is a Pulaski County Corrections and reserve officer. His entourage stopped at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department for a brief ceremony before heading to Knox for another quick stop at the VFW. Patrons stood in front of the building along South Heaton Street to greet him and flocked to his car with hugs and well wishes when he pulled into the parking lot. Foust says he’s glad to be home and is looking forward to spending time with friends and family.