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(KSL News) More than a dozen soldiers home from Iraq received the Freedom Salute award today.
Sgt. First Class Carlyle Smith, 120th Quartermaster Detachment: "While we were there they earned it. It's nice to see them get the recognition they deserve."
Members of the 120th Quartermaster Detachment had the important mission of purifying water for troops in Iraq. Some also provided convoy security. Their deployment lasted 16 months.
One soldier we spoke with is getting to know his daughter, who was a newborn when he left.
"They grow up fast, apparently, when you're home. They grow up even faster when you see them once a year. It's a pleasant surprise."