May 17, 2010 12:26 PM by Matt Stafford
The anticipation has been building. You can measure it in signs that line roads and bridges around town. For many who made them, they soon won't be waiting any longer.
Nearly 1,000 soldiers are coming home over the weekend, to family and friends ready to welcome them back with open arms. On Friday night 240 soldiers returned, Sunday saw about and 450 coming home and another 260 are expected Monday.
"It's what I've been waiting for," says the wife of a soldier coming home Friday night with the 984th MP. "My heart just skips a beat; it's just the most amazing feeling."
Finally the distance that has been so far for so long shrinks to nothing; a feeling that soldiers have been patiently waiting for as well.
"I missed them a lot, these guys are awesome. Look at them! Huh?" exclaims Aaron Delozier, hoisting two of his kids.
Delozier gives a big smile to show how happy he is to be home, but he's not the only one showing off pride. However he's not the only one, Delozier's daughter is proud to tell him that she made him a sign.
Measuring from the roadside, there seem to be several more stories to tell.
260 more soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division are scheduled to return Monday at noon.