CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait City (WCCO) – WCCO-TV’s Reg Chapman and photojournalist Tom Aviles have been sharing stories all week from the Minnesota National Guard stationed in Kuwait.

They’ve been powerful stories of leadership, service and support from back home. Now, we focus on the storyteller.

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Reg served in Kuwait during the Gulf War – a soldier who grew up on the battlefield. Above is the story of his emotional return to the country.

(credit: Reg Chapman)

Stories from the Minnesota National Guard in Kuwait:

Minnesota Heroes: A Family Separated By Service

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Minnesota Heroes: Soldier Serves In Kuwait While His Family Grows 7K Miles Way

Minnesota Heroes: National Guard Women Leading The Mission In The Middle East

Minnesota Heroes: Corporal Logs 400 Volunteer Hours With Red Cross In Kuwait

Minnesota Heroes: Soldiers Maintain Businesses Back Home While Serving In Kuwait

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