Transcript for Iraq War Ends: Homecoming
Home comings all the hugs all of the reunions ABC's Martha Raddatz traveling dropped 21 times over the years and tonight she follows -- with a very -- she met. All the way home. US soldiers making history. They're very -- Americans to patrol the city before returning home. Pretty heady experience for a soldier who was only eleven when the war started. Served my country. He has -- -- -- -- That's sort of how about a minute. Or doing for an -- -- went. OK -- -- -- -- fix it -- it. He's not the only one smiling. Nearly 8000 miles away in Fort Hood Texas the wait is almost over anything. Five year old -- Matthews clutching his Papa -- has been counting the days. -- -- Green in her children have been counting the hours. -- -- -- -- Their soldiers started the long trip home more than a week ago. James -- very Green and -- -- Matthews three men. Eleven Iraq two wars between them what has been lost -- was bringing her. It's close to my heart. But as -- left Iraq. Their thoughts were only on that one place nearly 8000 miles away. And Mary Green hasn't seen any one of his three children's first steps. Or heard their first words and now after all those years all of those two wars. The moment. -- year old Scotty Matthews marked the days are funny calendar by his bed. And every night reading the book with his dad's photos -- it. Now Scott's -- is home to read the book to his son. The most simple enjoys being shared across the nation tonight by military families who have sacrificed. So much. Martha Raddatz ABC news Baghdad.
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