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48th Brigade comes home from Afghanistan

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By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –About 70 national guardsmen got a warm homecoming in Valdosta Wednesday.

People lined the streets to welcome the members of the 48th Brigade home. They spent the last 10 months in Afghanistan training Afghan security forces.

In the last seven years, the Alpha Company also served in Iraq. Thomas Wyatt is happy to see his wife, mother, and children,  including his youngest Emma.

"About two months about six to seven weeks her and then we had to leave," said Thomas.

"This unit here was stationed in the Kabul area and was responsible for a lot of the mentoring in and around the capitol the president's headquarters," said General Larry Dudney, Afghan National Security Forces Assistance Bureau Director.

After the parade, the soldiers and their families attended a ceremony at the National Guard Armory.

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