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US troops' Christmas wishes come true

2011-12-24 22:36

Fort Hood - All but a few soldiers in the last US combat brigade to leave Iraq are back home just in time for Christmas.

Nearly 200 soldiers arrived at Fort Hood on Saturday, while others arrived earlier in the week.

The drizzling rain and chilling wind didn't dampen relatives' excitement. They screamed upon seeing the troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and then ran onto the field at the Texas Army post.

1st Sergeant Scott Dawson hugged his two young daughters and kissed his wife. He says it's great to be home and the significance of being in the last brigade to leave Iraq will probably hit him later.

The brigade rolled across the Iraq border a week ago. About a dozen troops in the brigade are still overseas.

Comments
  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-25 08:59

    The women and child murderers are home for Xmas... Hurrah for bullies.

  • Barry - 2011-12-25 11:03

    They actually believe they were serving their country, the USA, in Iraq. How stupid is that.

      goyougoodthing - 2011-12-25 11:32

      Stupid and arrogant, the US trademarks.

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