Monday, April 21, 2014

National Guard Members Return Home for Easter

On Saturday, 15 members of the Kentucky National Guard were welcomed home by family and friends.

For nine months the 103rd Brigade Support Battalion has been stationed over in Afghanistan. They have been running base closure operations in support of US Special Operations Command.

On Friday, they received unexpected news that they'd be able to return home to be with their families just in time for Easter.

During Saturday's ceremony, many of the guardsmen spoke of the difficulties and dangers that went hand-in-hand with their mission overseas. They say it makes them appreciate a day like today that much more.

Some of the guardsmen said what they plan to do next is just take time off and transition to life back at home.