After 6-year battle, deported veteran returns to US

Published: Sep. 20, 2018 at 10:25 PM EDT
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After being separated from his family and the country he served, a deported veteran has finally come home.

Forty-three-year-old Fabian Rebolledo served at Fort Bragg and was sent to Kosovo, where he worked as a peace keeper.

Rebolledo was wounded in Kosovo and returned home with post traumatic stress disorder.

When he came back to the U.S., he got into trouble – first with a DUI and then passing a bad check – and he was deported.

After a 6-year battle, a veterans group managed to get Rebolledo and three other deported veterans back home.

Rebolledo couldn't be happier.

"It feels terrific," he said. "I mean, coming back home after six years of fighting, definitely it's very, very emotional. Seeing my parents getting happy, crying, you know, when they hug me."

Rebolledo says he will continue to fight for veterans who have been deported because of immigration policies.