More than 100 Fort Bragg troops return to hero’s welcome


More than 100 paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team came home Friday night. (WTVD-TV)

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — More than 100 paratroopers from Fort Bragg returned home Friday, after spending more than eight months fighting in Afghanistan.

WTVD-TV reported that the men and women are from the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, which is part of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Six- year-old Hannah Hourigan said waiting for her Army dad to come home was the hardest thing she has ever had to do.

She is happy now, however. Her father was one of the soldiers who cam home Friday night.

Renee Kimball and her husband traveled from California to welcome their son back for his second combat deployment.

“The whole time he was apart from us, I never knew where he was or what he was doing,” said Kimball.

The soldiers deployed to Afghanistan back in January. Their mission in Southern Afghanistan was security and training Afghan forces.

Read full story: WTVD-TV

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