‘Where we belong’: Bond forged in war brings Afghan commando’s family to Pennsylvania

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. – A mix of apprehension, anticipation and exhaustion coursed through Matt Coburn’s 6-foot-1-inch frame as he made the 30-minute drive from his house to the Harrisburg airport.

He had his wife’s SUV – his truck wouldn’t have enough space – and he’d arranged to borrow two car seats. Waiting at the terminal, the retired Green Beret wondered if his Afghan friend would still recognize him with his new beard and without the military buzz cut.

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