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Fort Stewart welcomes home troops

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Hundreds of families gathered at Fort Stewart on Wednesday for two separate homecomings.

The first for the Second 1st Armor Combat Team this morning and the second this afternoon the First 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team.

About 500 soldiers came home, and for Rebecca Gonzalez, Wednesday's homecoming marked the end of her husband's fourth deployment.

"You get to cope with it and deal with it," she said.

Her family is used to the sacrifice, but her son says modern technology makes it easy.

"We call him and we talk to him, but it's been hard because we really haven't talked to him because there weren't any computers around."

But even after a few deployments, words can never describe those first few moments back in Dad's arms.

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