SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) Nearly 90 service men and women are happy to be back in South Carolina Monday morning with a warm welcome home from family and friends.
A group of Swamp Foxes of the State's Air National Guard just completed a deployment that started in April, but some of them have been on active duty for nearly 20 years.
While loved ones waited in anticipation for their hero, one father-daughter team returned together.
Douglas Narduzzi said he was a little worried about his daughter because this was her first deployment, but that she also helped him through the time away from family.
"I'd be like, 'okay', and she'd smile. She'd say, 'I love you', in front of everybody, the command, higher ranking officers, recalled Narduzzi. "She'd be like, 'dad, I love you, bye'."
Another 87 airmen and women have already been deployed to replace the ones who returned this weekend.