Soldier reconnects with friends and family

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A new program from Gold Star Chili helped a returning soldier reconnect with his friends and family Friday night.

PFC Paul Kelley returned home Christmas Day after a 12-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Thanks to Gold Star's "Serving Our Troops" program, Kelley met up with his friends and family at a Sycamore Township Gold Star.

"I miss my family, friends, the dogs...everything," said PFC Kelley. "But it's the simple things I miss the most, like Gold Star or going to Meijer."

The "Serving Our Troops" program has recognized more than 150 service men and women. PFC Kelley returns to Fort Hood January 15, where he will continue specialized training.

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