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Soldier Homecoming

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PASCO, Wash. - It was an emotional welcome home as friends and family greeted U.S Army Specialist Nick Robinson at the Tri-Cities Airport. The local A.C.E.S., American Citizens Encouraging Support, helped celebrate his homecoming with lots of hugs, clapping, music and lots of thanks.

Specialist Robinson has been serving in Afghanistan since June and will spend his two weeks of r & r with family and friends. Robinson says the homecoming was a surprise and that it feels good to be home. "My dad told me he was going to get some people together.   I didn't expect all this.  I didn't expect all this singing. I didn't expect my mom to start crying or nothing but yeah it was really cool," said SPC Robinson. 

SPC Robinson will deploy back to Afghanist in two weeks. He's currently in the 98th Maintenance and is a mechanic on the recovery team.  He says goal is to be a part of the Army's Special Forces.