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April 2, 2008
Bainbridge -- Good news for the families of a group of Decatur County National Guard soldiers: they're coming home.
The 1230th Transportation Company will return from Iraq Sunday, after almost a year on tour.
When the 1230th left Bainbridge on April 9th last year, it was a difficult day . But the chairperson for the company's Family Readiness Group, Heather Griffin deals with the spouses left behind and she can tell you it's been an even harder year.
"It's been a real hard year," said Family Readiness Group Chairperson Heather Griffin. "You don't know what's going to happen, what's going to go on, don't know when you're going to hear from them."
Griffin feels that anxiety herself everyday. Her husband Greg is one of the 180 soldiers in the 1230th. She hasn't seen him since he came home for a short visit in November.
"It's hard. You're raising the family by yourself, you're paying all the bills. A lot of wives still work," she said.
With a 19-month-old daughter, and another one on the way, she couldn't have been happier when she found out he was coming home. "Probably in January we knew they'd be coming. We didn't know the exact time. We were thinking August, so when they told us April, we were all thrilled."
And with the whole company returning safely there will lots of celebrating at the armory in Bainbridge on Sunday.
"They're flying in Sunday at 12," said Griffin. "They're going to have a little ceremony at Bainbridge at Centennial field. And then they're going to be dismissed to go home."
A place they've no doubt been dreaming of every night for the past year. A larger celebration and a parade are planned in May for the whole community to welcome the soldiers home.