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Utah soldiers return home after year in Afghanistan

First Published May 31 2014 10:59PM      Last Updated Jun 01 2014 12:41 pm

(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) Vickie Whiting, left, Wendy Turegon, and Kaden Turgeon react as they look at a family photo as they waited for Sgt. Major Thayne Turgeon to return from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan. Members of the Guard’s 65th Field Artillery Brigade were greeted by their loved ones at Salt Lake City International Airport, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Eighteen Utah National Guard soldiers returned home Saturday from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Members of the 65th Field Artillery Brigade were greeted by their loved ones at Salt Lake City International Airport.

In Afghanistan, the Utahns helped to train and mentor Afghan National Army members in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

They arrived from overseas a week ago and have been undergoing demobilization at Fort Dix, N.J.



 

 

 

 

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