National Guard Unit Returns to Southern Utah

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- After more than 15 months away from home, the southern Utah-based 172nd Medical and Logistics Unit of the National Guard is back on American soil.

The unit returned to Utah yesterday, arriving at the St. George Municipal Airport to cheers, smiles and salutes from more than 100 friends and family members.

The soldiers left in summer 2006 for a tour of duty in the Middle East, some leaving behind infant babies and fiances. They learned about two months ago when they'd return to Utah.


Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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