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Hundreds of Soldiers Welcomed Home From Iraq

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Hundreds of soldiers were welcomed home Wednesday to the Mountain Post by a large group of anxiously awaiting family and friends.

Two hundred soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division came home to Fort Carson Wednesday from a 15-month deployment in Iraq.

Their homecoming was delayed for two days after families and friends were first told to expect them on Monday. So as you can imagine, loved ones were happy to be up and waiting at Wednesday's early morning 6:30 a.m. ceremony.

The 200 soldiers are from all different units in the 3BCT, 4ID so they were stationed all throughout Iraq with different tasks and missions.

SSGT Mike Sanders left one month after he and his wife were married. This was his third tour to Iraq and he says there won't be a fourth. He's just happy to be home... for good.

He says soldiers don't always get the best food while they're deployed so there's usually one thing that they've been craving. For Sanders, it's peach cobbler. His wife says he'll be eating all the cobbler he can get tonight.

Many soldiers from the 3BCT, 4ID have already been welcomed home and hundreds more will be home in the coming weeks.


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