Families Proud Of Returning Soldiers 1-28-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

Families Proud Of Returning Soldiers 1-28-2011

Reported By Forrest Sanders
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.
Another 200 Fort Campbell soldiers touched down on post Friday from Afghanistan, and they're looking forward to two years at home.

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Families were decked out in their patriotic best, waving flags, sporting sparkly hats and holding up signs saying "Welcome home" and "We love our soldiers."
The returning men and women are part of the 1,000 coming home to Fort Campbell this week.
"I have two sons in the service," said Angela Byrd. "One is home, one is still in Afghanistan fighting. I'm a strong woman, and I'm glad my kid is willing to fight for America, and I'm glad he's home. I'm happy. I'm very happy."
Trevor Sarver, 1, hadn't seen his father since he was 10 days old. He's had a doll to keep a reminder of his father's face, but for the next two years, he's holding tight to something much better.
"I think the longer dwell time will be great for soldiers," said Trevor's father, Lt. Mark Sarver. "I think they'll be able to recuperate a lot faster."
"That's huge. I can't quite describe it," Erin Sarver said. "I hope he doesn't have to go when they do go, but that's great. It's a great relief."
Another 400 soldiers are scheduled to arrive home at a ceremony Saturday, while two more homecoming ceremonies are set for Sunday.



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