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Kentucky Soliders Return Home

It was a special homecoming for a unit of Kentucky soldiers as they returned home.

The 478th Combat Engineer Battalion returned home Thursday afternoon.

Seventy soldiers are from Ashland; the rest of the battalion was greeted in Fort Thomas.

This was the battalion's second tour in Iraq. They left nearly a year ago.

Their mission was to clear road-side bombs.

They say they depended on each other to survive.

While in Iraq, the unit found and disabled more than 160 roadside bombs.


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