Oklahoma soldiers return home

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The first two groups of soldiers with the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade have returned home.

About 200 soldiers arrived Sunday at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base and were taken to a welcome home ceremony at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany.

The first group landed Sunday morning and the second about 6 p.m.

The soldiers are part of about 2,600 troops with the 45th who were mobilized about a year ago and spent about nine months in Iraq.

More soldiers will be coming home on several flights throughout the week including three arrivals that are expected Monday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Local Location: Colbert on Oct 17, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    Thanks to all the troops! Welcome home!!! Prayers to all those still fighting the war and their families! My daughters boyfriend just graduated basic training in the reserves. They have a baby on the way. Lets hope he doesn't get deployed!!
  • by Charlene England Location: Denison,Texas on Oct 14, 2008 at 09:06 AM
    My son SSGT.William Taylor was one of those troop memebers that has returned home. For all the prayers and support, my greatest appreciation to all of you. My Son has served his Country for 20yrs and will continue to do so. I'm very proud of him and I thank our GOD every Day for HIS Blessings upon our family! Thak you Texoma Land what a wonderful place we all call HOME!!! One proud Mom, Charlene
  • by Spouse of a Guardsman Location: Durant, Ok on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:09 AM
    WELCOME HOME!! =)
  • by Diana Location: Madill on Oct 13, 2008 at 07:23 PM
    Thank you for each day that you sacrificed away from your family and friends so that we can still live in a free country!
  • by KT Location: Grayson Cty on Oct 13, 2008 at 04:01 PM
    From the bottom of my heart....Thank You soldiers for ALL you are doing!! WELCOME HOME! You are in our prayers and blessings!!!
  • by A Friend on Oct 13, 2008 at 02:48 PM
    God bless America and our soldiers!!!! Welcome home and THANK YOU!!!!!!
  • by A proud American on Oct 13, 2008 at 02:15 PM
    Thankyou for your service to America. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WELCOME HOME!!!
  • by TX Location: TX on Oct 13, 2008 at 01:12 PM
    God Bless! Welcome Home!
  • by RC Location: Texas on Oct 13, 2008 at 11:22 AM
    Finally, the government did something right. Spent years in DS myself, welcome home ladies and gentlemen.
  • by Ang Location: Ardmore on Oct 13, 2008 at 10:50 AM
    Welcome Home!
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