GOOD NEWS GA Nat'l Guard Unit Returns From Afghanistan, Receives Amazing Welcome
After nearly eight months in Afghanistan, the 110 members of Toccoa's Georgia Army National Guard Engineer Unit were given a hero's welcome when they returned home.
The 876th Vertical Engineer Company marched into the Stephens County High School gymnasium in Toccoa, Georgia, Tuesday night to be reunited with loved ones just in time for Christmas.
Fox 5's Denise Dillon reported that it was an emotional, heartwarming night for all.
Sgt. Shaun Waller said that his 1-year-old son, Noah, wasn't even walking when he deployed back in May. Waller said that seeing his son walk to welcome him melted his heart.
Ashley Danielson, meanwhile, didn't even let a car accident get in the way of welcoming her husband home.
"This tire came out of absolutely nowhere and absolutely annihilated the front end of the car," she said. "But I don't even care."
According to officials from the Georgia Army National Guard, this Christmas marks the first time in 13 years that no units from the Georgia National Guard will be deployed.
Watch the heartwarming clip above.