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East Texas soldier gets big welcome at Gregg County Airport

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - He hasn't seen his family and friends in months, and when he finally did get to see them, they were not alone.

U.S. Army Sergeant Kody Corrin landed at the East Texas Regional Airport Tuesday night to the sounds of cheers, and the sight of his wife, who he hadn't seen since January.

Sergeant Corrin says he was only expecting a few friends to be at the airport, not the crowd that he saw when he got off the plane.

"It blows my mind really," Corrin said. "To see that so many people in the community care about one person. This is amazing to see all these people here."

Sgt. Corrin said he and his family are planning a quick vacation while he's home. He'll head back to Afghanistan in two weeks.

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