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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Cheers and applause filled the lobby of McGhee-Tyson Airport Monday as eight soldiers stepped off a plane from Afghanistan.
"The flights weren't too bad. It was the last 2 weeks that were the longest," said Josh Chesson.
Most of the families hadn't seen their soldiers for a year.
Chesson was greeted by his mom and brother at the gate. His nieces, best friend and girlfriend were waiting with the crowd that had gathered for all eight.
"I'm excited. I'm just glad he's safe," said Josh's brother Blake Chesson.
The Patriot Heart Riders joined the families to shake the soldiers hands and line their path home with American flags.
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