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People wave signs for their loved ones Tuesday as the buses full of soldiers arrive at the Civic Center in Litchfield. Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal

Welcome home 849th: Members of Litchfied-based National Guard unit return after 11 months in Afghanistan

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LITCHFIELD —The parking lot filled with vehicles, tissues were passed around and tensions were high as people waited for the buses to arrive.


The buses contained husbands, sons and brothers from 28 Minnesota communities who had just finished an 11-month deployment in Afghanistan.

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