Fort Carson Homecoming

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

A long wait is finally over for a group of anxious Fort Carson families.

Saturday night, 18 soldiers arrived home in Colorado Springs.

But this was not your average homecoming because it was supposed to happen more than a week ago.

The 242nd Ordnance Disposal unit was stuck in Germany because they couldn't board a plane with enough room for all of unit members and their equipment.

Their homecoming was delayed a total of five times. The group finally got out of Germany on Saturday afternoon and then had to spend several hours in Denver.

Nineteen men and women were supposed to come home but the group's commander stayed behind with all their equipment. He and the equipment will be stuck in Germany for another few days until he can find a flight with enough room for him and all their things.


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