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National Geographic Channel show “Witness: G.I. Homecoming” premieres tonight featuring opening footage from a Fort Campbell Homecoming

Memorial Day Special

National Geographic ChannelWashington, D.C. – On Monday, May 28th at 9:00pm, the National Geographic Channel will air “Witness: G.I. Homecoming” Memorial Day Special. The show takes you behind the scenes of some the most famous soldier homecomings found on YouTube.

The opening of the show will feature some footage from a Fort Campbell Homecoming.

Since 9/11, more than 2 million American service people have deployed overseas. For many military families, the almost unbearable strain makes the moment theyre finally reunited that much sweeter.

Increasingly, these moments are being captured on video, often by the service person and a complicit friend or family member, giving rise to a whole new YouTube genre: the surprise soldier homecoming video.

The Fort Campbell footage used was shot by Mark Haynes, of Clarksville Online. It is from the June 17th, 2011 Welcome Home Ceremony for 13 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment and 138 soldiers from the 541st Transport Company.

National Geographic Channel is available from these Local Cable Providers:

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Charter 48
Comcast (Fort Campbell) 109

Fort Campbell Welcome Home Ceremony


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