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Families Welcome Home Ft. Carson Troops

By: Eric Lupher
By: Eric Lupher

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.


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