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Marine meets daughter for first time

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The happy family. The happy family.

TAMPA BAY, FL (WAVE) – A Marine returned home to meet his daughter for the first time.

Wednesday, U.S. Marine Fernando Chuva met his family and his 4-month-old daughter Sophia at a Florida airport.

Chuva tried to explain his emotions during their meeting, "The feeling is just a sigh of relief. No words to express it, I was just so happy, oh Jesus."

Chuva is home for a two week vacation before he has to return to Afghanistan. He hopes to be home for good in time for his daughter's first Christmas.

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