Hundreds greet returning National Guard unit in Hartselle


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367447764&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4040059&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367447764 type=script]HARTSELLE, Ala. (WIAT) – The return of military troops is always filled with tears, laughter and relief that loved ones are back at home safe and sound … but this year’s return of the Alabama National Guard’s 152nd military police company was filled with all sorts of surprises.

8 month old James Johnson is eager to meet his dad … all he knows so far is that he is a soldier and as his t-shirt proclaims “has superpowers”

Within minutes of reuniting, Jimmy Johnson and baby James are old pals.

These soldiers say after  more than ten months of active duty providing security in Southwest Asia these hand-made signs saying I love you, and hundreds of people lining the street cheering means the world to this unit and their families.

Just when it seemed the ceremony was winding down, Kory Kato got down on one knee  … asking his longtime love Laura for her hand in marriage. Luckily she said “Yes.”

Kato says after almost a year with this unit, he wanted to include them in on one of his most memorable days.


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