50 soldiers from the 1st Squadron 6th Calvary Regiment are back on American soil.
On Saturday, they were greeted with a traditional ceremony welcoming them home. 11 News re-introduces you to a family who finally got to see dad.
You might remember the Skaar family. It was back in May when Cole, who has Cerebral Palsy graduated the 5Th grade.
His dad, Steve Skaar, couldn't be there, because he was fighting overseas. All he could do was give a surprise phone call to his son.
Almost 5 months later, the Skaar family found themselves inside Fort Carson's event center, waiting patiently for daddy to come home.
50 soldiers marched in. Every minute that went by, the Skaar's kept waiting, until finally they saw dad.
The ceremony ended, and the soldiers were let loose.
A happy reunion, much better than a phone call.
Dad was home, safe and sound.
Facts about 1-6th Cavalry Regiment:
- During their deployment the cavalry flew reconnaissance and security missions In Iraq.
- The Soldiers fly O-H 58 Kiowas. Those are single engine, light attack helicopters. O-H 58 Kiowa's are similar to Air One, which the Colorado Springs Police Department uses.
- Air One was acquired from the U.S. Army.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.