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ST. MARYS â€“ For St. Marys resident Alex Wendel, thereâ€™s no place like home.
After a 10-month tour in Afghanistan, Wendel returned to the comfortable confines of Elk County and familiar faces, including his wife, Brittany Wendel, and their daughter, Aria.
â€śItâ€™s so different there but we got snow a couple times,â€ť Wendel said. â€śItâ€™s a little different when youâ€™re sleeping in your tent versus inside your bedroom, youâ€™re just freezing. The life is definitely differentâ€” youâ€™re always just heads up and always paying attention, never getting complacent.â€ť