An Oklahoma soldier is back home after almost two years in Iraq. His family - of course - eager to see him as he stepped off the plane.
The News on 6's Joshua Brakhage was at the airport for the homecoming and says shortly after Army Ranger Mike Kay landed in Tulsa, he was wisked away to make the most of the two weeks he has at home.
Kay finished his mission with the 101st Airborne Division before his two-week leave. Eight of his fellow soldiers died in action.
His family all calls him Jamie and mom, grandma, aunts and cousins were waiting to welcome him home. He carried a note his mom sent with him during his first tour of duty in Iraq and everywhere he goes- wishing him a happy 19th birthday.
He turned 21 while on his last deployment, and says even though he's been gone quite a while; not everything here at home has slipped his attention. "I'll spend time with my family and friends, and definitely catch up with the things I've missed here in the states. I hear the gas prices have raised a lot."
Ranger Kay says what he missed most wasn't any particular food or music, but being around the family and friends who love him.