July 4th takes on even more special meaning as local family is reunited with loved one who served overseas

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MANSFIELD, Ohio– A Lakewood family’s Fourth of July took on even more special meaning as they were reunited with a loved one who had been serving in Kuwait for several months.

Christina Ward told FOX 8 that her husband, Master Sergeant Jason Ward, who is in the Air National Guard, returned home Monday. His family was there to greet him at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport.

Photos and video show his heartwarming reunion with his family, including his eight-year-old daughter, Alexis, who was seeing him for the first time in four months.

Welcome home!

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