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223rd Returns From Afghanistan Friday

[bitsontherun zBnbCTLk]UNDATED, Miss. (WCBI)-There tearful goodbyes when they left last year headed to Afghanistan. Now soldiers from the 223rd Engineer Battalion are on their way home. The 250 men and women from West Point, Houston, and Aberdeen are scheduled to return to the armory in West Point some time between noon and 2 PM Friday(9-29) . This was the second deployment for many members of the unit. The soldiers will be escorted into west point by the freedom riders. Families of the soldiers are asking the community to line the street leading to the armory to give the soldiers and warm welcome and thank you for their service.