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40 more 3rd ID soldiers return home

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

40 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade came home to Hunter Army Airfield Saturday.

Family and friends waited to welcome home their loved ones after a nine month deployment to Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant  Mike Pridgeon saidhow much it meant to see everyone he loved there to welcome him back home.

"It's extremely sweet and overwhelming, having been deployed at another station, mot really having much of a homecoming, just having everybody that I love and care about welcome me home is certainly beyond words. Like I said, it feels surreal, but in a few hours I'll probably break down."

With them also came the brigade's unit flag, which was ceremonially unfurled during the welcome home ceremony.

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