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Soldiers return home on significant day in US history

Katreena Weis introduces her husband, Specialist Matthew Weis, to their 6-week-old son after nine-month deployment Katreena Weis introduces her husband, Specialist Matthew Weis, to their 6-week-old son after nine-month deployment

Scrambling through a sea of soldiers searching for her husband, Katreena Weis welcomes home her husband, introducing him to their 6-week-old son for the first time.

"I don't think words can describe this," Weis said. "It's rather a feeling more than words."

Specialist Matthew Weis and his 99 comrades are back home from the Middle East, providing long-range communications for U.S. Forces, a nine-month deployment that put a strain on the lives of these military families.

"It takes its toll, but you stay strong because you love each other, and you know that they're over there doing something good," Katreena Weis said.

"We have a strong bond. It wasn't too difficult," Specialist Weis said. "We had good people over there to help us out with everything, so it was great."

But before exiting the buses, soldiers took a moment of silence, remembering the significance of September 11th; some simply speechless to return on this day.

"It means a lot," said Specialist Johntrel Thomas.

Unit leaders say these soldiers completed their mission in Operation Enduring Freedom, and they're all just lucky be home safely as they reunite with their loved ones.

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