Lt. Baer's wife Shirlene says the day he left was the worst day of her life.
Today, she and their children get to share in the joy of his return.
There was another surprise waiting for Lieutenant Baer around the corner.
His wife Shirlene brought him to church almost every Sunday thanks to an i-Pad and Wifi.
He also attended many of this children's events while stationed in Afghanistan.
If you missed our story last month "Prayers from Home," and would like to see how an iPad and Wifi kept Lt. Baer close to his family, click here.
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