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UPDATE: Wis. National Guard troops return from overseas

UPDATED Friday, October 18, 2013 --- 4:00 p.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- About 80 members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard are home after serving 10 months in Afghanistan.

The troops were greeted Friday afternoon by their families and Gov. Scott Walker at a ceremony in Oshkosh.

The troops are members of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery, based out of Plymouth.

Maj. Paul Rickert says the soldiers conducted fire-support missions. That means they fired rockets in support of special-operations missions.

Rickert says the military is thankful for their service, and happy that everyone was able to come home.

Walker says one of the best parts of his job is seeing troops return home and reunite with their families. He says, "I love to say thank you on behalf of a grateful state."

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Friday, October 18, 2013 --- 5:20 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- About 80 members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard are scheduled to arrive home after serving 10 months in Afghanistan.

The troops will be greeted Friday afternoon by Gov. Scott Walker and senior Army National Guard leaders. The ceremony is set for 1:45 p.m. at an Experimental Aircraft Association hangar in Oshkosh.

The troops are members of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery, based out of Plymouth.

Their mission was to conduct so-called fire-support missions. That involves firing rockets from a specialized truck-mounted frame.

The battery returned to the U.S. last week. The soldiers spent several days on post-mobilization requirements at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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