'Welcome home, Lt. Col.'

Big Walnut father returns home from deployment for daughter's last volleyball match

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Dressed in military camouflage for warm-ups with all her teammates, Big Walnut High School girls volleyball player Andie Stewart welcomes home her father, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jon Stewart, with a hug and balloons prior to the team's match against visiting Dublin Scioto on Oct. 13. Stewart was watching his daughter play for the first time in two seasons since being deployed to Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Saudia Arabia.
Big Walnut volleyball player Andie Stewart (in back) tries to hold back tears as her father, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jon Stewart, enters the gymnasium prior to the match.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jon Stewart acknowledges the applause as he is given a welcome-home salute prior to the match. Sitting next to him is Andie's mother, Trish.
The entire Big Walnut girls volleyball team dressed in military camouflage, with "Welcome home Lt. Col" on the front of their jerseys and Andie Stewart's number, 24, on the back.