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05/19/04

878th Engineer Battalion Guardsmen Return

Army Guardsmen from the 878th Engineer Battalion are back home. After being in Iraq for nearly a year, these men and women were greeted with hugs and kisses from their loved ones.

Veterans from the Vietnam War were also on hand to welcome them home.

There are 535 soldiers in their battalion, but only 105 came home.  "I'm actually the advance party," said SPC Patrick Faulkner. "We still have a lot of our units still back in Kuwait right now. They aren't home right now."

The rest of the battalion is expected to come home next month.

Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com

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