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The Price Of Freedom: Happy Homecoming In Chattanooga

Fourth graders at Lakeside Academy were told an afternoon assembly was about preparing for T-CAP testing, but it was really a big surprise for Marcellus Clay.  Marcellous thought he was being rewarded for his hard work studying, but instead his mother had just returned from Bahrain and she was there to see him for the first time in 13 months.

"It didn't set in until I actually stepped off the airplane, and I was like 'I'm back home'. It's over, Vonetta Clay told us.  It's time to do it again.  It's time to be a family."

It was the first deployment for Vonetta, and now she's just happy it's over.  Marcellus has big plans for his mother's first night home.

"Movie marathon, she said that's what we were going to do when she gets back, Marcellus said.

By Josh RoeThe Price Of Freedom: Happy Homecoming In Chattanooga

Thursday, March 27 2014, 06:55 PM EDT

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