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Army doctor returns home for visit

An army doctor receives a warm East Texas welcome.  He's returned to his roots after helping treat many of our hard working soldiers.  Major Brandon Goff is currently treating those severely injured at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Goff of Tyler came home Saturday morning to visit.  Major Goff, who has been in the army eight years, received a huge welcome home at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.  Goff was the lead doctor at the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks.  He's also served in Iraq.  Right now, he treats soldiers who come home from war severely injured, many of whom have lost limbs.

"I said to him, how can you work with them everyday," said Goff's mother Sherry Reston.  "He said, 'I'm just proud I can do what I can for them after all they have done for us.'"

"It's very special," said Goff.  "It means a lot that the community recognizes the service of the military.  I don't feel like I deserve it, but for the younger guys who are putting in years and years oversees, I really appreciate that the community still comes out to do this."  Major Goff said there is a lot of positive change in Iraq.  He will be in Tyler for one week visiting family.

Danielle Capper, Reporting.


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