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Yellow ribbons and parades have been common fare as troops have gradually returned from duty in Iraq. But for many, what comes after the welcome-home party can leave them feeling isolated, alienated and out of step with the community they left behind.


It's not that hometown residents are doing anything bad or wrong, said Minnesota National Guard Chaplain John Morris.

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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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