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National Guard Soldiers Come Home After Year Overseas

5:48 PM, Sep 7, 2013   |    comments
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High Point, NC -- Hundreds of local heroes made their way home Sunday after spending almost a year overseas.

More than 140 soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard's 5-113th Field Artillery Battalion came home to friends and family in High Point.

The unit spent the past year as Multi-National Force Observers (MNFO) as part of a long-standing mission in Egypt. The soldiers worked with troops from 12 other nations to patrol the Egyptian-Israeli border and ensure both sides complied with the 1979 Camp David Peace Accord.

The 5-113th FA is based in Louisburg, but it has armories in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point.

Many of the soldiers who returned Sunday are from the Triad. They were greeted by friends, family and their communities.

The ceremony happened around 9 a.m. at the High Point Army Readiness Center.

This group came home after another group of the National Guard's 5-113th Field Artillery returned to High Point last week.

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