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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  • by Keisha Location: Clay county on May 23, 2008 at 03:49 PM
    I think the soliders that goes to iraq in fights for they have to loose there lives un be away from there familys to let us live! I've got a cousin in war! Its sad when they have to leave in i think they should get to come home in see there familys sometimes its hard to keep away from your famfily in stay with what ever your doing so i love the soliders for what the do think yanes from the bottom of my heart love yanes, Keisha Jackson
  • by diane Location: Mt. Sterling on May 23, 2008 at 03:29 PM
    Yeah!! Thanks for all the great work!! You keep us safe at your own risk. Thanks to your family and friends who part with you and pray for your safety. You have our everlasting gratitude!!! Enjoy your homecoming! You deserved it!!
  • by jennifer Location: prestonsburg ky on May 23, 2008 at 02:52 PM
    "WELCOME HOME 478th Battalion"
  • by nancy Location: eastern,ky on May 23, 2008 at 06:42 AM
    welcome home troops!
  • by Melissa Location: Johnson Co, Kentucky on May 23, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    "WELCOME HOME 478th Battalion"

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