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Kentucky guardsmen return from Afghan deployment

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Staff Sgt. Jason Coldiron Staff Sgt. Jason Coldiron

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After nine months in Afghanistan, group of Kentucky National Guard members are back home with their families.

Banners, hugs, kisses and a welcome home ceremony greeted members of the 613th Engineer Facilities Detachment Friday afternoon at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base Annex building.

"I was depressed and home sick over there," said Staff Sgt. Jason Coldiron. "So, I mean it's hard on the family just as much as it's hard on the soldier's to deploy."

While deployed, the unit trained and advised Afghan National Police and Army Engineers. The troops oversaw the function of more than $9 billion in buildings, facilities and equipment while in Afghanistan.

While the soldiers said they're proud of their mission, they said what they missed most was family.

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