Last Combat Troops out of Iraq Back at Fort Hood

Saturday, 24 Dec 2011 01:50 PM

 

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — All but a few soldiers in the last U.S. combat brigade to leave Iraq are back home just in time for Christmas.

Nearly 200 soldiers arrived at Fort Hood on Saturday, while others arrived earlier in the week. The drizzling rain and chilling wind didn't dampen relatives' excitement. They screamed upon seeing the troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and then ran onto the field at the Texas Army post.

1st Sgt. Scott Dawson hugged his two young daughters and kissed his wife. He says it's great to be home and the significance of being in the last brigade to leave Iraq will probably hit him later.

The brigade rolled across the Iraq border a week ago. About a dozen troops in the brigade are still overseas.

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