Soldier Surprises Wife After Deployment

Published on January 16, 2018

After nearly a year in Afghanistan a local soldier came home Saturday night surprising his wife. Our AC-16 cameras were there for their special reunion of Sgt. James Lawrie and his wife.

Mrs. Lawrie thought we were interviewing her about her excitement to see her husband later that night. But little did she know, Mr. Lawrie was getting home early to give her a homecoming she would never forget.

It’s been three years of marriage and nearly twelve months of only Skype and emails for James and Ashley Lawrie. Nothing could compare to the moment they saw each other again. Despite connecting flights and schedule changes, Sgt. Lawrie made it home just in time. He told his wife he’d arrive in Roanoke late…


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