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“My husband, SSG Bailey, left for his fourth deployment when our son was only 8 weeks old. He watched his first born, Benton, grow and reach milestones for 9 months through daily pictures, videos and frequent but always too short Skype chats. Benton would always get excited when he heard daddy’s voice and saw him on the computer screen. This was the reaction our wonderful photographer captured when we finally welcomed home our soldier from a 9 month tour in Afghanistan. Priceless!”

10295773_731114423577625_3635023117505045096_nPhoto Credit: Emages by Emily Thomas

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