Best dad welcomed home
Major Benjamin Best is reunited with his sons, Colin and Connor, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base near Detroit July 24, returning from a second deployment to Afghanistan. A 2002 Lakewood graduate, Best has served in the military for 10 years. In his civilian life, he works as a Delta Airlines pilot. He and his wife, the former Shelley Root, also a Lakewood graduate, now live in Northville. Best, one of more than 200 airmen who returned home last week, was promoted to major during the current deployment.