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Welcome home, CPL Michael Barfield!

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

After four years of serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, CPL Michael Barfield is finally back home.

"I missed Texas so much and it's just great to be back and I missed the people, too," said Barfield.

CPL Barfield said he especially missed his wife, Hannah Barfield. The couple recently got married in December while Corporal Barfield was home on leave.

"I couldn't sleep last night. It has been a very emotional ride, but I'm glad it's finally over and we get to start our married life, and we plan to start school in the fall," said Hannah.

CPL Barfield served in the USMC Infantry in Afghanistan for seven months, and before that, he served in Washington, DC.

"We are here to thank him for his service and to let him know that he'll always be honored and remembered," said Military supporter Lori Amaya.

"It's been a very long time and he finally gets to come home for good and our families are just so excited," said Hannah.

"This is why I love Texas so much; the people here are so awesome. You're never going to get this anywhere else, never," said CPL Barfield.

CPL Barfield plans to start school in August.

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