I talked to my son on Father's Day - actually the day before and on Father's Day too. He mentioned that he had been released from all duties and was spending his days watching movies, running, and sleeping. No more 12 hours on/12 hours off, 7 days a week.
Yesterday, when I saw his name on the caller ID on my phone, I knew that he was back and calling from his cell phone. He was in Baltimore after about 30 hours in transit. Today he called while sitting on his own sofa in the living room of his house.
Best of all, he returns without a Purple Heart.