Newlyweds Return Home After Serving in Iraq

Stephanie Blasingame
Stephanie Blasingame

MARCH 2, 2006 -- After several months in Iraq, two local soldiers were especially ready to come home because they're newlyweds.

John and Stephanie Blasingame were met by relatives at Wilmington International Airport Thursday afternoon. The two were married in August, and the day they got back from their honeymoon they were sent to Iraq.

They were in the same unit, so day after day, they were not allowed to show each other any form of affection while in uniform or even use their first names.

The two soldiers will be in the states for 15 days and will then head back to Iraq.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer