Local family welcomes home soldier - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Local family welcomes home soldier

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A soldier returned home and received a warm welcome from family and friends at the Lake Charles Regional Airport on Friday night, Dec. 14.

Collin Begnaud, from Lacassine, served nine months in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. And his family was eagerly waiting for his return home.

"He just needs to hurry up and get here," Collin's father, Kevin Begnaud said. "I'm just glad he's coming back."

Collin's grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Begnaud, are very proud of their grandson's service and said the first thing they're going to do when Collin walks through the gate is run to him.

Collin was greeted with many hugs, kisses and was introduced to his 5-month-old nephew. 

"It's just good to be back in the South," Collin said. "It's good seeing everybody."

For more reaction to the soldier's homecoming, check out the attached video. 

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