Soldiers reunite with their families at Fort Lee - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Soldiers reunite with their families at Fort Lee

FORT LEE, VA (WWBT) -

Dozens of soldiers are home tonight enjoying some down time with loved ones.

Our cameras were there for the emotional homecoming at Fort Lee this evening. The proud men and women are with the Army's 111th Quartermaster Company, a special group that takes care of the military casualties overseas. They're back after spending several months in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

It was hugs and kisses for First Lt. Edward Hurley from his wife Alison and their two kids.

"It feels great, words can't even describe it, feels great," said Hurley.

Nearby, Jillian Wilson is in tears after reuniting with her boyfriend, Sgt. Cody Mills.

"I'm just glad he's home, it's about time," said Jillian Wilson.

"Probably the best feeling I've had ever," said Sgt. Cody Mills.

It's the best feeling ever for Specialist Alfredo Hernandez who says he's now going to take orders from his 2-year-old daughter.

"I'm looking forward to spending time with my family that's the biggest thing, everything else is just obsolete, just spend time with them and do whatever my 2-year-old wants to do," said Hernandez.

The 111th Quartermaster Company is one of the Army's only two active duty mortuary affairs units, which are both based in Fort Lee.

Copyright 2013 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Texas school gunman: 'I'm going to kill you.' Then he fired

    Texas school gunman: 'I'm going to kill you.' Then he fired

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:51:30 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:02:38 GMT
    (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...(Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

    More >>

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

    More >>
  • Mother has message for son after he's arrested for stealing car

    Mother has message for son after he's arrested for stealing car

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-05-19 12:49:30 GMT
    Evelyn Thompson (Source: WMC Action News 5)Evelyn Thompson (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    A police chase in Memphis ended with two suspected car thieves in police custody, and one angry mother with a message for her son behind bars. 

    More >>

    A police chase in Memphis ended with two suspected car thieves in police custody, and one angry mother with a message for her son behind bars. 

    More >>
  • In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

    In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

    Saturday, May 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-05-19 05:10:39 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-05-20 04:05:44 GMT
    (Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly schoo...(Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly schoo...

    Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.

    More >>

    Officials say the Texas student charged in the shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly