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July 22, 2004

Ft. Benning--  Nearly one hundred National Guard soldiers are back with their families after more than 460 days in the desert, where they slept in tents, battled sandstorms, and dodged bombs.

But now they're safe at Fort Benning, where they got a good nights sleep in a real bed.

The unit stood in formation during a welcome home ceremony. Some came back with their names embossed in arabic on their desert uniforms.

Fort Benning leaders thanked the soldiers for their hard work and thanked the families for keeping things in order at home. The ceremony lasted twenty minutes, then the soldiers reunited with their families.

The 1148th Transportation Unit will stay at Fort Benning until Saturday. There will be a parade in their honor Friday july 30th that will start in Bainbridge and end in Thomasville.

posted at 10:40AM by dave.miller@walb.com