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Warm welcome for Georgia troops safely returned home from Afghanistan

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Army Pfc. Derek Southard, center, is hugged by his mother Shawn Southard, left, and his sister Jaylee Hepner, right, during a welcome home ceremony for soldiers from the Army's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, on Oct. 10, at Fort Stewart, Ga. Overall about 2,200 soldiers from Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division have deployed to Afghanistan this year.

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Patricia Parra, left, spots her son Pfc. Fabian Castrillon in formation along with his fiancee Marivel Penalea, right, during a welcome home ceremony for soldiers from the Army's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, on Oct. 10, at Fort Stewart, Ga.

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Army Spc. Cory Allen kisses his daughter Lacey Allen during a welcome home ceremony for soldiers from the Army's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, on Oct. 10, at Fort Stewart, Ga.

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