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March 17, 2003

Ft. Stewart- A Florida National guardsman is back at Fort Stewart after five months away from his unit.

Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia went absent without leave when he came home on leave. Some South Georgia vets told us, soldiers must fulfill their duties no matter what they think about their mission.

"Any person that enlist in the service takes a code, and there are laws that you abide by and you abide by the code so if you committed yourself to go into the service, then you should abide by those rules and those codes," Richard Stratton, a Vietnam War veteran.

Mejia surrendered Monday and showed up, as ordered, at Fort Stewart Wednesday.

posted at 9:32 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com