Families reunite with soldiers in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Military families in the Piedmont were reunited with their soldiers Saturday in High Point for the first time in almost a year.

More than 100 soldiers returned from Egypt as their families waited anxiously as the tour bus rolled into the High Point Army Readiness Center.

One by one, nearly 140 soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard Field Artillery Battalion stepped off the bus and into the arms of family and friends.

Specialist Kelly Rowsey from Greensboro described his deployment as “difficult,” supervising the Egyptian-Israeli border for the treaty of peace.

“I just can’t imagine not being able to talk to the woman I love,” he said.

He communicated with his wife Sara by email for the past nine months and had to miss the birth of their first child.

With the family unit now together, the Rowseys are planning on going on vacation.