Soldier returns home to Durham after 15 months in Iraq
Phillip Barbee has been stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., since coming back from serving 15 months in Iraq. Wednesday evening he finally saw his family again in Durham.
Phillip Barbee, 20, has been stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., since coming back from serving 15 months in Iraq. Wednesday evening, he was reunited with his family again in Durham.
"It has been a long time, about 15-months. So it is good to be back, to see some friendly faces," Phillip Barbee said.
“It was so amazing to hear him so happy,” girlfriend Meghan Lell said. "He has a really great laugh. I haven't heard his laugh in so long."
"Man, you couldn't explain how excited I am,” father Darrell Barbee said.
"With Phillip coming home, we are very thankful. So this is going to be a very special Thanksgiving,” Darrell Barbee said.
That is "because there's a lot of family and relatives that live around here and knew he was there and I told them. I said, 'You'll know when he's coming' and so they know when he is coming,” mother Beth Barbee said.
The Barbees have another son, Allan. He is in the Air Force and is stationed in Japan. The family just found out that Allan is being sent to Afghanistan.