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Dozens of soldiers return home from Afghanistan

A big welcome home Friday for a Kentucky National Guard Unit that's spent close to a year in Afghanistan.

The soldiers of the 2123rd Transportation Company were reunited with friends and family at a ceremony in Richmond.

The soldiers arrived late Friday morning, where they had a short time to speak with loved ones before the welcome home ceremony began.

It was a emotional homecoming for many people.

Hundreds of people were on hand to greet the soldiers.

One wife had a special request.

"I told him I wanted that World War II photo of the sailor kissing the nurse, I wanted that dramatic kiss when he comes off the bus, so I hope you get it," Laura Snowden, the wife of a soldier, said.

The unit left Kentucky last March for Afghanistan.

Several soldiers received Combat Action Badges and Purple Hearts during this deployment.

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