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Farewells and homecomings of Utah troops who served in Iraq

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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Garrett Mair comforts his wife Amy and kisses her goodbye as members of the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, the first Utah National Guard unit to take a second combat tour, leave from the Guard base hangar in Salt Lake City February 26, 2008.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Mar 17 2013 04:11PM
Updated Mar 17, 2013 07:58PM
While individuals in all branches of the military quietly left and returned during the Iraq war, Utah-based units typically hosted families for emotional farewells and welcome-home parties.

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