PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) - Hundreds packed Piqua High School's parking lot to welcome more than 160 soldiers back home from Afghanistan Friday.
Ashley Glover traveled more than 4 hours to see her fiance Jimmy Lacko.
"My soldier is coming home," Glover cried.
It's been almost a year since Glover heard her fiance's voice or felt his touch.
She said seeing him has her emotions all over the place.
"I don't even know. Overwhelmed excited sad and happy everything," said Glover.
It's a feeling Carolyn Young knows all too well. Her husband is sill in Afghanistan and when she found out her sister, Shonda Thermond, had to go, it was just too much.
"Terrified. I am just glad she's safe. We had some rough times," said Young.
The Ohio National Guard Welcomed them home. Hundreds crowded into Piqua High's gym to show their love and suport.
Jimmy Lacko's mother said it's something everyone needs to continue to do for those still over seas.
"Be supportive of your soldier and pray a lot an rely on your family and friends," said Lacko.
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