Military Matters

Oct 12, 2012 9:08 AM by Tara Oster - KAJ News

Soldier returns home to Kalispell

KALISPELL- A solider from Kalispell received a warm and emotional welcome home Thursday night after his second deployment overseas.

Specialist Karl Kratt, 25, is part of the Montana Army National Guard's Bravo Company 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion who was previously deployed in Iraq and has been in Afghanistan since early this year.

Kratt's parents told us after a tearful reunion that they were ready to have their son home.

"We're so proud of him. He's just done such a wonderful job there and we're glad to have him home. It's just wonderful," mom Susan Kratt said.

The refrigerator is stocked," dad Tom Kratt joked.

Karl told us he's really excited to be back home.

Meanwhile, SPC Erin Linz, will be coming into the Missoula International Airport at 11:06 p.m. on Friday.

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