COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Another group of soldiers stationed at Fort Carson are back on U.S. soil. More than 170 soldiers were greeted by friends and family on Tuesday.
The troops came back from Afghanistan; many of them were gone for at least nine months.READ MORE: Colorado's Comeback: Fans Return For Concerts At Red Rocks
One father met his 4-month-old daughter for the first time.READ MORE: 'Forever Chemicals' Levels In Frisco Drinking Water Would Be Illegal In Three Other States, Residents 'Shocked'
“I was not there for her birth, so this is amazing. This is more than what I could ask for,” said Juan Delgado.
“He didn’t know I was coming. I was 20 weeks pregnant when he left, so it’s definitely bitter sweet to be home,” Delgado’s wife said.MORE NEWS: 'Super Carriers' CU Boulder Study Shows How Asymptomatic People Spread Disease
Approximately 200 Fort Carson additional soldiers will be returning home on Wednesday night. They deployed to Afghanistan in April.