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Over 100 Soldiers Return Home From Afghanistan


SUMMIT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) - More than 130 Jackson-based Michigan National Guard soldiers are back home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.


The 1461st Transportation Company received a warm homecoming at Lumen Christi Catholic High School in Summit Township Thursday afternoon.


The troops were responsible for driving trucks in Afghanistan. Their mission was to get heavy equipment from one part of the country to another. During their deployment, four were injured in an IED explosion, but all made it back home alive. Those four were honored with purple hearts.

"I'm very happy we made it home safely. It was a humbling experience to see another part of the world, but I'm just glad to be home," said Spc. Matt LaFave.

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