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Eagle Mountain honors returning Navy father

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Posted at 6:23 PM, Apr 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-28 20:23:41-04

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah -- A father who serves in the Navy returned home from a recent deployment, and the city of Eagle Mountain organized a procession to honor him and welcome him home.

Jonathan Fox is a U.S. Navy service member, and he was deployed for the last eight months. Fox flew more than 11,500 sorties for a total of more than 27,000 hours while away, and he conducted community and service projects during port visits in Thailand, Malaysia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Singapore, according to a press release.

The procession for Fox began at a Maverik gas station and ended at city hall. Fox said he was thrilled to be home with his family.

“This is my son Gunner, he's 2 ½,” Fox said while holding his son. “So I missed most of him growing up being deployed. This is my wife Kelly, and my lovely daughter Zoey.”

Kelly Fox said she is grateful to have her husband home after such a long time. Jonathan Fox said this was his last deployment overseas.