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April 28, 2006

Sylvester -- People in Worth County joined their counterparts across the region who came out to welcome returning troops.

High school students, county employees, and families lined US 82 to cheer on the soldiers.

They brought flags and held them high as the troops rode into town. One Sylvester woman told us welcoming soldiers home has become somewhat of a family tradition.

"My husband served in Desert Storm, and these are the three flags my three sons were carrying when he came home, and now my oldest son is serving in Iraq, so I wanted to be here to welcome him back with the same flags," said Diane Shaw.

People in Sylvester also took time out to remember Gus Brunson, one of the twenty-six 48th Brigade troops who died in combat.

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