Soldier meets baby girl for the first time - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Soldier meets baby girl for the first time

Meet 6-month-old Allie Meet 6-month-old Allie

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Nearly 100 soldiers have returned home from Afghanistan today.

For Specialist Josh Smothers coming home is special because he finally gets to see his baby girl for the first time.

"He's just going to be happy, he's waited so long and you can just tell he's so excited to see her," said Wife Mallory Smothers.

The moment Smother's six-month-old baby girl gets to meet her dad for the first time is almost too much to handle.

"They keep teasing us," said Smothers. "They keep closing the door!"

She had been waiting for that moment for what feels like forever.

"Now that it's here it's just over whelming," said Smothers. "Now that we're in the moment, this is fixing to happen, we're fixing to be reunited!"

As Specialist Josh Smothers held his baby girl Allie for the first time, it was a moment the Smothers family will remember forever.

Copyright 2013 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Man arrested after search warrant yields pistols and pot

    Man arrested after search warrant yields pistols and pot

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:36:07 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:24:23 GMT
    Devontae Dewayne Fowler (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Devontae Dewayne Fowler (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Jonesboro police arrested a man after they say they found pistols and pot during a search of his home.

    Jonesboro police arrested a man after they say they found pistols and pot during a search of his home.

  • Second suspect in couple's beating arrested

    Second suspect in couple's beating arrested

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:51:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:22:30 GMT
    Chase Nathanual Harris (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Chase Nathanual Harris (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old Bono man with second-degree battery for his part in an assault earlier this month.

    A judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old Bono man with second-degree battery for his part in an assault earlier this month.

  • JPD: Man on ICE hold after breaking into woman's apartment

    JPD: Man on ICE hold after breaking into woman's apartment

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-07-26 19:12:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-26 22:20:38 GMT
    Hugo Adiel Rodriguez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)Hugo Adiel Rodriguez (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

    A man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment is being held on ICE, literally.

    A man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment is being held on ICE, literally.

Powered by Frankly