National Guardsmen return to BR after year-long deployment

National Guardsmen return to BR after year-long deployment
Sgt. Joseph Rainbolt met his little girl for the very first time. (Source: WAFB)
Sgt. Joseph Rainbolt met his little girl for the very first time. (Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Nearly 100 Baton Rouge National Guardsmen returned from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. One of the National Guardsmen, Sgt. Joseph Rainbolt met his little girl for the very first time.

"It's my first time. I mean, I got to Skype her birth at the USO, but this is the first time I got to actually see her, so I'm pretty excited about that," said Rainbolt.

Many touching reunions like this one played out at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport on Saturday afternoon. The 927th Engineer Company were excitedly welcomed back by friends and family.

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