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Utah soldiers return after 10 months in Afghanistan

Posted - Jun. 10, 2010 at 4:12 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of Utah soldiers are back home with their families.

Posters, cheers and lots of hugs greeted the returning members of the 405th Civilian Affairs Battalion Wednesday night.

It's a warm welcome for soldiers who have spent the last 10 months in Afghanistan.

"It makes you appreciate being home, it was great," said Staff Sgt. Jeremy Hancock. "I'm glad it's over and I'm glad to be back with my family."

"It's been a long flight home, long ways, and going through all the things the military wants you to do before the military -- but to come home and see your family, it's really good," said Sgt. Robert Jensen.

During their deployment, the soldiers worked with the Afghan people and government to stabilize the country.

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