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Homecoming for US troops after year-long deployment in Afghanistan

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Sergeant First Class Paul Brady of the 182nd Infantry Massachusetts National Guard embraces his daughter Regan, 6, during a welcome home ceremony at Memorial Hall in Melrose, Massachusetts, March 28, 2012. The 182nd Infantry Regiment, one of the original units in the United States Military, returned from a year long deployment in Afganistan.

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Family members and friends wave United States flags during the arrival of the 182nd Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard at a welcome home ceremony at Memorial Hall in Melrose, Massachusetts, March 28,2012. The 182nd Infantry Regiment, one of the original units in the United States Military, returned from a year long deployment in Afganistan.