Home sweet home

By: Todd Larkin Email
By: Todd Larkin Email

The Ardmore-based 1245 Transportation Unit is back in the U.S. The group arrived today in Midwest City.

After twelve long months, the men and women of the 1245 Oklahoma Guard are finally back on home soil and are getting ready to enjoy the life they left behind.

Over 100 members of the 1,245 are fresh from Iraq and spending their last few hours with comrades before they are released to see their families again.

Most of these warriors are happy to be home but say that just being back in Oklahoma what they missed the most.

"It’s a great feeling to be back and enjoy the reception that we've got and have more the next few days and weeks. It’s an exciting feeling to be relaxed with the Oklahoma weather and surroundings," said Cpt. Andrew Lidngren of Duncan.

In addition to today's ceremonies, other festivities are scheduled this evening for the soldiers including a parade- complete with miles of flags and people supporting their troops.

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  • by Jim Phelps Location: Marietta on Jun 23, 2007 at 07:42 PM
    Great to see him back home and doing a great job.. You'll fit right back in Todd and you will do just great and I can't wait to see more..
  • by Anonymous Location: TX on Jun 17, 2007 at 02:04 PM
    Welcome home, guys! Thanks for all you do for our country. We can never thank you enough.
  • by Ashley Location: Sherman on Jun 16, 2007 at 07:27 AM
    Welcome home. We are so proud of you!
  • by Cosechia Lofton Location: Baghdad Iraq on Jun 16, 2007 at 01:59 AM
    I miss Oklahoma and can't wait till I come although i am stationed in Ft Hood Texas but i am going to try and get stationed at Ft Sill Oklahoma or in National Guard or Reserves unit. Iraq is getting better but it still sucks because your away from loved ones
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Jun 15, 2007 at 09:22 PM
    Welcome home, fellas, and thanks for what you've done! Proud of each one of you!
  • by J D Morrow Location: Sherman, Tx on Jun 15, 2007 at 08:29 PM
    Your story "Home Sweet Home" aired at 10PM about the 1245 Transportation Unit. Maureen Kane stated that these men had been in Iraq fighting the "War on Terror". I am a Vietnam Vet and I have a daughter in journalism, so in the spirit of objectivity, the war in Iraq IS NOT a war on terror. I hear this expression used often to describe our invasion of Iraq, but when the news media uses it, the media is not being neutral or objective.
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