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Surprise welcome for returning soldier

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas soldier got quite a homecoming.

Picked up by his father at the Dallas airport, he pulled into a Cracker Barrel parking lot in Lindale and was greeted by East Texas Armed Forces supporters and members of Welcome Home Soldiers, flags in hand, to give Specialist Bill Washburn the welcome he deserved.

Completely surprised, he took tima to thank everyone and even managed to work in a few autographs.

Washburn has just a few days to spend with family before he leaves for Italy next week.

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