SALISBURY, Md. - It was a moment nearly a year in the making for Shannon Glassgow.
"Oh, I think I'm gonna be sick," she said, as she nervously bounced her 7-month-old daughter Scarlet in her arms.
The pair was surrounded by hundreds of friends and family, all anxiously waiting for the 17 members of the Army National Guard to walk through the doors of the armory in Salisbury Saturday afternoon.
The troop left the same facility last March, headed for assignments in Afghanistan. Many of them missed holidays, anniversaries and, for Sgt. First Class Adam Glassgow, the birth of little Scarlet.
The crowed cheered as they marched into the building and were dismissed to greet their families.
"I just wasn't sure if I was going to cry," said Glassgow, as he held his daughter for the first time. "But I really just wanted to get back and be with them."
Among troops, two members of the Salisbury Fire Department. Station 16 paid honor to them by hanging an American flag from the ladder of a fire truck, current members perched just below on the roof of the vehicle.
"There's nothing like face-to-face communication," said Major Charles Taylor. "We have plenty of family with little children, and it's heartwarming to see them reunited."
And they could be together for quite sometime.
"I'm glad to be back," Glassgow said, still holding his daughter tightly. He says there are no current plans for the troops to head out any time soon.
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