Saturday, April 19, 2014

Follow us:
Subscribe to this news feed Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook 

News

Buffalo

Army National Guard soldiers welcomed home

  • Text size: + -
Buffalo: Army National Guard soldiers welcomed home
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Soldiers returning to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station received a warm welcome home from family and friends.

More than 90 Army National Guard soldiers returned home Friday after nine months in Afghanistan.

During their tour, the engineering division guardsman had the dangerous job of finding and clearing IED's from Afghani roads.

According to commanders, the company did not suffer any fatalities.

"All but a few soldiers stayed behind. They have a couple minor medical things but nothing serious. They'll be home in a week," said First Lieutenant Justin Simon.

One returning soldier, Derek Bessey, made the homecoming very memorable by proposing to his girlfriend, Amanda Wart. She said yes.

10.11.12.244 ClientIP: 54.204.67.26, 23.3.13.181 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP