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ETX Soldiers Welcomed Home


Friday, one Tyler family anxiously awaited the arrival of their loved one, returning home from Afghanistan.

Family, friends and the Welcome Home Soldier crew waited patiently, with their flags, balloons and noise makers in hand. 

We learned not one, but two soldiers were coming home. US Navy Commander Frank Davis of Tyler and US Air Force Airman Sergio Servin of Jacksonville.

 Friday we had the pleasure of catching up with Commander Frank Davis' wife, who was a mix of emotions, but above all more than ready for her husband of 29 years to be back by her side.

Commander Davis had been working as an engineer at Camp Leatherneck for 8 months. He missed Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays and their anniversary. Days his wife Nancy Davis says didn't feel like holidays without him. But, he's back just in time for Easter and she couldn't be happier.

Commander Frank Davis and Airman Sergio Servin stepped off their flight from Dallas and into the arms of loving East Texans. It was a celebration neither of them were expecting, but both of them greatly deserved. Both told us they had forgotten how green everything was back home and couldn't have gotten back to East Texas a minute too soon.

Servin's young son ran into his arms. His wife had been telling their son his father was finally coming home, but he didn't believe her until he saw his father at the airport.

Commander Frank Davis was the City of Tyler engineer in the late 90s, on the Tyler ISD school board until 2003, is a deacon at Green Acres Baptist Church and was a member of the Tyler Airport Board.

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