Arlington Firefighter Returns From Deployment

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DFW AIRPORT (CBS 11 NEWS) — It was 10 months ago that Arlington Firefighter and Army Reserve Specialist Ryan Pugh left home for a deployment in Afghanistan. On Thursday, he received a hero’s welcome at DFW International Airport, as he stepped off a plane and into the arms of his loved ones.

His young fiancée, Holly Embree, was the first to greet him outside the airport gate. She said, “Ryan is my hero,” just before she ran up to give him a hug and kiss.

Not far behind were Pugh’s parents and his co-workers from the Arlington Fire Department who also showered him with praise and embraces.

Pugh said, “You don’t realize how much you’re going to miss something until you are already gone.”

The 23-year old worked as a military police officer while deployed and said he always felt the support from his family and co-workers from the Arlington…

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