An emotional story in Huntsville.
A family is able to see their father via satellite for the first time in a year.
Staff Sergeant David Francies serves our country in the National Guard and right now, he's working in Baghdad.
Through a satellite uplink , WAFF 48's Robyn Mcglohn had a chance to speak with him as well.
She has more in this report.
"Hi David. How are you?"
It's the first time in over a year, Anita Francies and her 2 kids, Emilie and Jakob have seen their father.
"Great, how are you doing? I'm doing ok."
Since July of 2006 Staff Sgt. Francies has been in Baghdad.
A long ways from home for the family of 6.
"Hi guys, how are you,are you guys behaving yourselves? yes."
Francies is a light wheel mechanic for the Army.
In only a few minutes we were able to ask him his take on the war doing what he does best.