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Litchfield-based unit soldiers return home


LITCHFIELD - Members of the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company were welcomed home Wednesday during a celebration held at the Litchfield Armory.

The 94 members had been deployed for 11 months, including nine months in Iraq.

"We are extremely happy to have them home," said Lt. Col. Dan Hoben, who officially welcomed the troops home and then dismissed them from duty as anxious family members and friends waited on the other side of the auditorium.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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