National Guard members return home from Iraq

More than 150 National Guard members returned home last week after a year of service in Iraq.

Several hundred family members and friends gathered at the National Guard Armory in Manhattan Friday as the soldiers from the 442nd Company unloaded from buses, ready to be reunited with their loved ones.

Mount Vernon resident Donovan Hall was among the group waiting to welcome home his brother, Army Spc. Desmond Hall. Paul Fiedler, of Middletown, says he's also been anxiously waiting the return of his son, Sgt. Keith Fiedler.

The National Guard members had been stationed in Anbar Province helping train Iraqi police.

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