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Family, friends welcome home troops

Approximately 300 soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery (FA) returned here to the arms of their loved ones Saturday following a rotation to South Korea.

“On behalf of Col. and Mrs. (Steve) Carpenter, welcome, friends and family of the ‘Deep Strike Battalion,’” Lt. Col. John M. Auten III, commander of 1st Battalion, 14th FA greeted the crowd. “Thank you for being here today to welcome home your soldiers after nine months of serving in the Republic of Korea.”

A sister battalion from the 75th FA Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 13th FA, went over a few weeks ago to take on the next rotation.

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