Soldier returns to surprise welcome back

MONROE, La-- -  

The anticipation builds as family and friends are waiting anxiously for a special moment.

 Then it happens.

Captain Stewart cathey jr. Has made it home to a suprise welcome back

People came out that's...I know that while I was gone there were a lot of people here praying and supporting me back home and it's nice to have them welcome you home when you get back.

As a military family they know the drill. His father-- stewart cathey senior-- a 35-year army veteran, . But they say it's still tough.

(stewart cathey sr. , father)

"The blood just knowing that it's a part of you that's out there in harm's way."

(donna cathey, mother)

"It's tougher when you have your... Oldest son gone because he's your first born and you always worry about your child even though he's 35 he's still your baby."

After nearly eight months away from home, cathey is ready to make up for lost time.

(stewart cathey sr. , father)

"While I thought he was gonna want to go home and you know see his house and do all those things he named a list of restaurants that he wanted to go to first."

(donna cathey, mother)

"Obviously as you know he wants to eat and he's already told us where he wants to go so we'll be visiting certain favorite restaurants that we have in mind."

Cathey says even though he had a great experience working with his british colleagues, the food not so much

 

(cpt. Stewart cathey jr. , u.S. Army)

"British food's not very good and so I'm looking forward to some louisiana food so I think the first thing I'm doing is going to waterfront grill and getting a steak"

A good meal will also give the family a chance to catch up, but a proud father just wants a chance to just take it all in.

(stewart cathey sr. , father)

"You know it's a proud day when you can look up to your children and I see that young man in uniform and I look up to him every day because I know that he's doing the best he can and he's doing it for his country his community his friends..Not a higher calling"


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