There were mixed emotions, at Evansville Regional Airport today, from two families with soldiers serving in Iraq. One of them was Sergeant Wade Osbornes family. They were crying tears of joy as they saw their soldier for the first time in about six months. Osborne is home on leave. He is assigned to the 163rd Field Artillery Unit out of Evansville. He says hes happy to be home and he is looking forward to doing things like eating at Hacienda and catching up on missed time with his wife and daughter. Within minutes of Osborne stepping off a plane in Evansville, another tri-state soldier who was home on leave stepped on a plane to head back to Iraq. Specialist Shawn Penrod from Bridgeport, Illinois is serving with the 10th Mountain Division. He has been visiting family and friends for the past 18 days. His family says while Penrod was home they didnt spoil him, but they admit to "catering to his needs". Penrod is a cook in the Army so he spends most of his time in the kitchen, but his mom says Shawn also has to take his turn on patrol. Penrod says he hopes to be back home by Christmas.