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Army captain returns home after extended deployment

Posted at 2:25 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 02:25:49-04

TAMPA, Fla. – After more than a year, a Tampa family is back together again.

A video showed the moments the family was reunited at the Tampa International Airport.

Last year, Army Captain Drake Bazzle was sent to spend 10 months overseas but because of the coronavirus pandemic, that deployment was extended. Even though he was supposed to come home in July, he did not get to see his wife Kelly – a former ABC Action News digital executive producer – and their two kids until Wednesday.

Kelly and the kids were not the only one who was there when Captain Bazzle returned to Tampa. His neighbors also lined the street for his special homecoming.