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Serviceman are finally home

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A couple of men experience more happy homecomings after serving our country overseas.

Family members greeted Army First Lieutenant Jonathon Siskey with hugs and big sign at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Thursday night.

The Deerfield-Windsor graduate heads up a platoon of 35 men in western Afghanistan. He's home for two weeks before he heads back to the war zone.

"It's exciting and you always look forward to the day you see your family again," said 1st Lt. Jonathon Siskey. "You always think of your loved ones who are back home."

We also talked to a civilian marine who spent a year in Kuwait working on armored vehicles that help protect the troops. He's been up for 24 hours and he's glad to be home.

"It's been a long trip and a whole complete day," said civilian marine, Khamal Magwood. "We had a lot of layovers but I'm glad to be back."

Magwood will return to Kuwait in April.

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