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Brooke Walker ReportingA warm Welcome Home today greeted members of the 148th Field Artillery Unit. The soldiers arrived just this afternoon after serving in Iraq.
It's a scene that always tugs at your heart and puts a smile on your face. After 16 long months in Iraq, members of the 148th unit are finally home. There were cheers, signs and hugs all around. The thirteen members of the national guard were met by enthusiastic family and friends, all more than happy to have their boys back.
The group was mobilized back in July of 2004. While serving in northern Iraq, they took part in security patrols and other missions, often facing many dangerous situations. While they all agreed it was an honor to serve, they also agreed it's sure nice to be home.
This is the second group of soldiers from the 148th unit to arrive this week; the first group flew in Monday night. The remaining 80 members will arrive later on this week.