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Guard unit back home from Kuwait

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ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (AP) — It was a memorable Veteran's Day for members of a Minnesota National Guard unit and their families.

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Men and women of the 147th Human Resources Company returned to the guard armory in Arden Hills Sunday night after being deployed for nearly a year. The company was helping with the troop drawn down in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Specialist Anita Playle was among 18 soldiers who returned in the first wave. Twenty-seven additional members will be home by the end of the month.

It was an emotional and long-awaited reunion for Playle, her husband and their 9-year-old daughter. Playle tells KARE-TV that every waking moment overseas she wondered how her family was doing back home.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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