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Visit from Afghanistan Neil Reilly's return home on leave was marked by hugs, applause, tears and a quite a few high fives

Posted by CD • 09/18/11 • 12:58am

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Lt. Col. Neil Reilly greets his father, Col. Neil Reilly to the applause of people in the stands during the second half of the Temple-Penn State football game in Philadelphia.

The family had a special day in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, when son, brother, husband and father Lt. Col. Neil Reilly came home on leave from Afghanistan. Neil is the squadron commander of TF Palehorse/7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry. His two days of travel from Kandahar ended when he arrived at Lincoln Financial Field during the second half of the Temple-Penn State football game.

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Michelle and Neil.

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A homecoming hug from Connor.


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