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MIAMI (CBSMiami) –  An emotional homecoming Monday for a U.S. Army Sergeant and his family as he comes home for good after 24 years of service.

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U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Wayne Stallworth landed at Miami International Airport Monday afternoon. He was greeted by his loving family, airport employees and well-wishers.

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Sgt. Stallworth is retiring after 24 years of services. He has served mostly overseas with the NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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His family have lived in Miami-Dade County since 2011.