Soldiers fly home to East Tennessee after year-long deployment

Soldiers fly home to East Tennessee after year-long deployment in Afghanistan

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Six members of the 449th Army Reserve Unit flew into McGhee Tyson Airport, greeted by their family and friends. Six members of the 449th Army Reserve Unit flew into McGhee Tyson Airport, greeted by their family and friends.

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

ALCOA (WATE) - Several East Tennessee families were reunited Sunday with their loved ones who have been serving in the military overseas.

Six members of the 449th Army Reserve Unit flew into McGhee Tyson Airport, greeted by their family and friends.

They're stationed in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, but have been serving in Afghanistan for the last year.

"It's like apart of you is missing with him gone," said Jodye Chesson, welcoming home her son, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Josh Chesson.

"Him being here in just amazing. It's going to be a relief just to have him here and know that he's safe," said Josh's brother, Blake Chesson.

Patriot Riders lined the airport terminal with American flags to help welcome the servicemen home.

The soldiers' arrival was met with applause, a whole lot of hugs, and more than enough tears to go around.

 

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