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Augusta, AR--Ron Smiley Reports

Soldiers Given Warm Welcome Home

April 30, 2005--Posted 4:00 pm CDT

 

Augusta, AR--The 39th Infantry Brigade’s been home for nearly a month, but they waited until this weekend to have a welcome home celebration.  Some of the Brigade has been home since last November, but the last remaining members of the squad arrived home late last month.

 

During the celebration several mayors and the county judge all spoke to the troops and sent their thanks and congratulations to the bys who are finally home.  Four of the members of the group were not so lucky, and there was a moment of silence along with the release of four black balloons to remember their fallen comrades.

 

While there was some somber moments the festivities were mostly light hearted.  A cook out was held by the local fire department and each soldier was also given a plaque in recognition of their services to country.

 

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