Far-flung siblings reunite while deployed
Christian Sheda of Estherville is serving his first deployment of his six-year enlistment with the Iowa National Guard Field Artillery in Iraq. Christian’s sister, Natalie Reynolds of Prattville, Alabama was deployed with the Air Force twice during her six-year enlistment and came back to serve again as a civilian contractor in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Their geographic distance meant the two had not seen each other in several years, and their proud dad, Nick Sheda, who retired from the Army in 2014, said this great gift was Christmas coming early. Christian Sheda was promoted to Sergeant with Estherville’s Alpha Battery 1-194th Field Artillery in August.