Oklahoma soldiers return home after deployment in Afghanistan

Posted on: 8:48 pm, September 28, 2013, by , updated on: 11:09am, September 30, 2013

NORMAN, Okla. – Anxious families waited almost a year for their loved ones to return from Afghanistan.

They got their wish Saturday at their soldiers’ homecoming.

Tears, cheers, and homemade signs greeted troop members of the 1245 Transportation Company as they finally stepped out of formation and into the arms of their families.

It was the moment everyone had been looking forward to, counting down the days until they could be reunited with their families.

“It’s the day I’ve been waiting for a long time.” Sgt. Robert Jones said. “I’ve got a grandson I just saw for the first time, and the rest of my family. It’s just a day I couldn’t wait for.”

These soldiers were the only transportation unit at their location, so they will now be enjoying some much-needed rest as they ease back into civilian life.

“Spend time with my family, go get something to eat, watch some football, enjoy, relax.” Jones said.