The soldiers were supposed to return in January, but another unit relieved them in Iraq. staff Sergeant Patty Lundsted summed up her feelings while standing next to her husband. "Awesomely, terrifficly, wonderful..surreal. I'm home!"
April Blouse hugged her daughter Ciera Hamme, saying "I just thank God. I thank God she is home."
The group is just one group of soldiers from our area returning home this week and next. Another 200 are expected to return to Fort Indiantown Gap this week.