Richard A. Huyck, the son of Colton resident Tammy Schwahn, has returned to the United States after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.
Huyck is a cavalry scout assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
He has served in the military for two years. He is a 2008 graduate of Ilion Junior/Senior High School.