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(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sgt. Maj. Thayne Turgeon is surrounded by his family including his son Kaden, at left, as he is welcomed back along with other Utah National Guard soldiers as they returned home Saturday 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 on Saturday.
Utah soldiers return home after year in Afghanistan
First Published May 31 2014 01:37 pm • Last Updated Jun 01 2014 12:41 pm

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.

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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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