Valley soldier holds his daughter for the first time

Saturday, June 01, 2013

A Valley soldier is back home from Afghanistan Saturday, and making up for lost time with his newly expanded family.

Specialist Esteban Placencia received a hero's welcome at the Fresno airport Saturday afternoon. He hugged his young son before holding his baby daughter for the first time.

Placencia served nearly six months overseas. He credits his wife and other family members for their unwavering support during his first deployment.

The Clovis High grad is scheduled to be home for 20 days before being stationed in Colorado.

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