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Utah soldiers have happy return to Salt Lake City

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(Lennie Mahler | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kaj Petersen embraces his daughter, Gabrielle, at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Two pilots and four crew members of the Utah Army National Guard returned to Utah from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

By nate carlisle

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Nov 21 2013 03:49PM
Updated Nov 21, 2013 09:38PM

Six soldiers returned to Utah on Thursday after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

Two pilots and four crew members assigned to Detachment 50, Operational Support Airlift, of the Utah Army National Guard, arrived at Salt Lake International Airport. Detachment 50 flew equipment in its C-12 Huron.

On Saturday, about 60 soldiers from the Utah Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation, will depart on a one-year deployment to Kosovo.

ncarlisle@sltrib.com

Twitter: @natecarlisle

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