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The 48th Brigade is welcomed home

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The war in Afghanistan but hundreds of troops are coming back home.

150 members of the Foxtrot Company 48th Brigade Support Battalion are some of the soldiers who've returned from the warfront.

They've been home for about three months, on Saturday the community said thank you for their service.

Dozens of bikers escorted the group from the national guard armory to the Albany VFW for a special lunch.

"Sometimes you hear about protesters and you start wondering are you appreciated, then when you start wondering you get someone who comes up and appreciates you, it's nice to hear that," said Sgt. John Maddalena, Foxtrot Company 48th Brigade Support Battalion.

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and a number of volunteers made the Welcome Home Celebration possible.

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