Thirty-one-year-old Nancy Metz is now fighting in the 3rd Infantry in Iraq.
Her family in Merrill is hoping that the symbolic farewell to Saddam in Baghdad is the beginning to the end of the war.
Nancy's father, William Metz, says he is afraid for her and wants her to come home safely.
Nancy's sister, Charyl Hoover, says when Nancy finally does come home there will be lots of hugs and kisses.
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