Last night six National Guard members from Kingsley Field returned home following a tour of duty in Afghanistan. NBC-2's Lyle Ahrens was there for the emotional reunion.
The first wave of six returning Guard members is part of a larger group.
"These are our security forces guys, 26 of them that have been to Bagram, Afghanistan the last six months but in reality, they've been at this, prepping for this, for about ten months," said Col. Curtis Waite.
The homecoming was particularly sweet for Master Sergeant Levi Clarey who got to see his 7 week old son Lane, for the first time.
"Actually I was very lucky with technology, I got to Skype so I was there skyping for the birth, so that was nice. But just trying to get the job done and get home," said the Master Sgt.
A crowd of over 100 was on hand to welcome the troops home today. The second wave of Guard members are scheduled to return home Tuesday morning at nine.
In Klamath Falls, this is Lyle Ahrens, NBC-2 News.