Soldiers Return from Afghanistan to Green Bay

Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2012 --- 6:24p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- About 100 soldiers of the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion were welcomed home in Green Bay Saturday after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

Family members and friends greeted the soldiers at the Kress Center. Many of them are back for the first time since they were deployed in March 2011.

Staff Sgt. Corey Evenson says it's a relief to see the unit together again in uniform, knowing everyone made it home. It's a third deployment for Evenson, who says he won't be going anywhere for a while.

Sgt. Adam Alexander was wounded during the deployment and is still recovering at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Md. The crowd applauded as Alexander's family stood to honor Corey. His mother, Mary Kay Alexander, tells WBAY-TV (http://bit.ly/Muj03t ) it's a good feeling to know that people care so much.

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Information from: WBAY-TV, http://www.wbay.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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