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Soldier returns to Amsterdam after eight months in Afghanistan

Victoria Gonzales hugs her boyfriend, Sgt. Steven Goris, at their home in Amsterdam on Friday, July 11, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Victoria Gonzales hugs her boyfriend, Sgt. Steven Goris, at their home in Amsterdam on Friday, July 11, 2014.
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“Is this real?” That was the question that popped into Steven Goris’ mind when he woke up July 9. He was, after all, back in his own bed in Amsterdam. Which was obviously different from waking up at his Army base in Afghanistan. But then, after he saw his girlfriend, Victoria Gonzales, a smile crept over his face. He was home. The U.S. Army sergeant had just completed his second tour in Afghanistan, an eight-month ...


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