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Families welcome Ft. Knox soldiers home just in time for Christmas

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FT. KNOX, Ky. (WDRB) -- Vanessa, Isabelle and Carlos Hennemann are counting down to a reunion six months in the making

"I'll give him a really big hug and tell him I'm happy he's here and I love him," Vanessa said.

Her husband, Lt. Colonel Carl Hennemann, has been stationed in Kuwait with the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in the U.S. Army.
Entering dangerous parts of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria to back up his fellow Americans is part of the mission. 

Every day his loved ones hear from him is a day they feel grateful. It also made his homecoming Wednesday and the celebration surrounding it at Ft. Knox even more special

The reunion was heartwarming. The Hennemann family was back together again in Kentucky, getting reacquainted with each other.

"They grew. I'm a short guy, but they're getting taller," Hennemann said about his kids. "I guess I didn't expect that." 

Carl, Vanessa, Isabelle and Carlos all know how special this Christmas will be, because they've experienced too many holidays apart.

"These times when you're separated gives you time to reflect and enjoy it that much more instead of taking it for granted," Carl said.

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