What a day to be alive
Luke Hofman smiles while in the arms of his mother, Staff Sgt. Alicia Hofman, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers formerly with the 303rd Military Police Company, of Jackson, Michigan, during an annual "Happy Alive Day" picnic in Stockbridge, Michigan, June 16, 2018. Soldiers from the 303rd MP Company survived a Taliban attack on their base while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, June 19, 2012. The Soldiers organize the picnic each year to celebrate life and to show that unity in the military brotherhood is stronger than the enemies who attacked them. Twelve Soldiers from the unit received the Purple Heart from wounds sustained in that attack. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)