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Troops Returning Home To Springfield

After serving over a year in Iraq approximately 79 soldiers will be returning home to Springfield on Sunday. The soldiers are from the Missouri Army National Guard's 206th Area Support Medical Company. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.

The soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard's 206th Area Support Medical Company have been at Camp Anaconda, Iraq since July of last year. Regina Turner is the Public Affairs Representative for the Missouri National Guard. She says everyone is very excited for the unit to be returning home.

The unit provided troops with basic first aid, advanced trauma management, evacuation, patient holding, limited dental and mental health services as well as radiology and laboratory services. There will be a ceremony to welcome the unit home as they arrive back in Springfield on Sunday afternoon. Turner says that everyone is invited and is encouraged to welcome the soldiers home to thank them for their services.

The ceremony will be this Sunday at 1:30 at the Missouri National Guard Armory at 1400 North Freemont in Springfield.