Colorado Springs girl welcomes home her soldier father from the Middle East


  • Lt Daniel Ogelsby spent the last nine months with his men in Kuwait 
  • Daughter Karas ran to her father during the welcome home ceremony 
  • The heartwarming moment was captured on video and has gone viral 
  • The troops were in the Middle East to counter the threat posed by ISIS 

These are the heartwarming scenes when a young girl welcomes home her soldier father from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East.

Lt Daniel Ogelsby and his men from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team returned from a training mission in Kuwait to their home base of Fort Carson in Colorado.

As the soldiers stood during the official welcome, young Karas Ogelsby broke ranks and ran to her father.

Karas Ogelsby, pictured, broke ranks and ran towards her father Daniel after he returned from Kuwait

Karas Ogelsby, pictured, broke ranks and ran towards her father Daniel after he returned from Kuwait

Lt Daniel Ogelsby and his men had just completed a nine-month deployment in the Middle East

Lt Daniel Ogelsby and his men had just completed a nine-month deployment in the Middle East

The amazing moment was caught on film by KKTV 11 News and has since gone viral on the internet.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette almost 300 soldiers returned from the Middle East over the past week.

The troops were in Kuwait and elsewhere training American allies to counter the ISIS threat.

The 3rd Armored Brigade were the nearest US ground troops to Syria until their return to the United States.

Some of the Brigade were sent to neighboring Jordan.

In a press release, Fort Carson said: 'Their deployment provided combatant commanders a versatile, responsive, and consistently available Army force to meet requirements across a range of military operations in the region.

'These military operations included ongoing operational and contingency operations, operational support and theater security cooperation activities, as well as bilateral and multilateral military exercises that extended over 13 countries throughout the region.'

Lt Ogelsby and his men returned to Fort Carson in Colorado after the nine-month training mission 

Lt Ogelsby and his men returned to Fort Carson in Colorado after the nine-month training mission 

Karas, pictured with her father, did not wait for the end of the official ceremony before looking for a hug

Karas, pictured with her father, did not wait for the end of the official ceremony before looking for a hug

 

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