FORT CAMPBELL, Ky – The Passenger Processing Center at Fort Campbell was filled to capacity with family and friends awaiting the return of the 561st MP company, 101st Sustainment Brigade from their year-long deployment.
The MP Company completed their mission with Task Force Bison in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
After two scheduling changes the flight finally touched down at 7:45 pm Friday night to cheers and tears from the awaiting crowd. Many carried signs welcoming their soldier back.
Commanding General McConville made his speech before the troops brief knowing that they wanted to connect once again with their loved ones. When the command was given to “fall out”, the 160 soldiers scurried to find their husbands, wives, children and friends they hadn’t seen in a year.
Small children who hadn’t seen their parent for over a year were at first hesitant and then jubilant at their return. There was even a marriage proposal for one returning soldier.
Sgt. Kyle Zobel, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) reunites with his wife Christine after returning from a nine-month deployment at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2013. (U.S. Army pho
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