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SC Army National Guard engineers returning home

Oct 29, 2010 4:04:00 AM - thestate.com
About 100 soldiers from a Fort Mill unit of the South Carolina Army National Guard are returning home after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

The members of the 1222nd Engineer Company were being greeted on Friday by family and friends at a welcome home event at the airport in Columbia.

Guard spokesman Col. Pete Brooks said other welcoming events are being scheduled to take place in Fort Mill at a later date.

The unit is part of the 178th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Rock Hill.

Brooks said the unit's job was to clear roadways for military convoys. The unit specializes in construction and bomb disposal.

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