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Three-year-old's emotional reunion with his National Guard mom warms hearts

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Cooper Waldvogel loves his mom more than military protocol. And Facebook loves him for it.

The 3-year-old boy could not wait for his mom to be dismissed after serving nine months in Afghanistan with the National Guard's 114th Transportation Company based in Chisholm, Minnesota.

Tuesday morning he ran to her while she and her fellow soldiers stood in line waiting to be dismissed.

"I was longing to hold him, that's all that I thought about," said his mother, Kathryn Waldvogel.

Her first sergeant told her and the other soldiers they would file in to the auditorium and would be dismissed shortly. But they were not to say hello to family members because it would take too long.

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