Mid-Michigan National Guard Soldiers Return After One Year in Iraq

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

They guarded detainees at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison for one year and tonight they're safe at home with their loved ones.

The Lansing based 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery unit returned Thursday afternoon. The 142 men were greeted with balloons, posters and cheers from the snow covered crowd.

The men still enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard have a two month break before they must return to duty.

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