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Knoxville (WVLT) - A sailor, who served nearly a year in Iraq, is back home in East Tennessee with family and friends.
US Naval Reserve Petty Officer First Class David Banner received a warm welcome from his wife and children Sunday at McGhee Tyson Airport.
The Greenback, Tennessee native says he spent what seemed like a very long eight months in Iraq.
"You just focus on the job and do what we're trained to do and you just, you do the best you can," says David Banner.
"Oh, it's awesome. I mean, we are so excited and thrilled that he's here and, just real excited," says Alicia Banner.
Banner says he is not sure if he will be going back to Iraq anytime soon.
He does say he's set to retire next spring.
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