Surprise homecoming for East Texas soldier

By Morgan Chesky - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Four families say they got exactly what they asked for this Christmas. Welcome Home Soldiers along with family and friends welcomed four service men and women today at the Tyler Airport.

One of the first off the plane, Tyler native Lance Corporal James Castillo served in Afghanistan for the last nine months and says he couldn't have asked for a better welcoming.

"It's an honor to see the veterans and P.O.W'S here and it was a pleasure for me to meet them all so I'm very happy," said Castillo.

Lance Corporal Castillo will be in Tyler for three weeks before heading back to Afghanistan.

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