Kentucky guardsmen return home from Afghanistan

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Fourty-five Kentucky National Guardsmen received a hero's welcome Tuesday, as they arrived back in their ole Kentucky home after being in Afghanistan for nine months.

Family and friends were there to greet them at the Louisville Fairground Tuesday afternoon. Everyone involved is happy to have them home.

"I'm just glad he's here. He can stay home for awhile. I don't want him to go anywhere," Preston Carter, a son of a soldier said at the ceremony.

"I get to be a dad. I get to be a husband, get up in the morning and make coffee. I can do a lot of things," Sgt. Walter Carter said after his return.

During the deployment, the guardsmen instructed Afghan police and civilians in security and police matters.

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