Mass. National Guard Troops Return Home From Deployment

CBS Boston

READING (CBS) — More than 100 Massachusetts National Guard soldiers will be home in time for the holidays this year.

The soldiers of the 379th Engineering Company were greeted by cheering crowds of friends and family Friday after returning from a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Company, based in Buzzards Bay, deployed in April in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The battalion has endured 14 deployments in 10 years.

Gov. Patrick and Major General Rice welcome troops home from deployment. (Photo credit: Massachusetts National Guard) Gov. Patrick and Major General Rice welcome troops home from deployment. (Photo credit: Massachusetts National Guard)

Governor Deval Patrick and Major General Leon Scott Rice, commander of the state’s National Guard, welcomed the troops on the tarmac at Hanscom Air Force Base early Friday morning.

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