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Welcoming a Local Soldier Home

Updated: Monday, June 23 2014, 11:31 AM CDT

"He's coming. I hear clapping. Cheers!!!"

A Springfield family re-united.  

First Lieutenant James Wesley went to Afghanistan eight months ago.
He left on his wife Renee's birthday, November 3rd.
She says this is the army engineer's first deployment in seven years of service.

"It's been rough-- just missing him so much and not having him here. He's a part of me, and he completes me-- and it's been hard, but we made it."

Long-term plans are to buy a house and have another baby.

Today, they focused on spending time with their two kids and going out for ice cream.

Welcoming a Local Soldier Home

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