March 29, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 74

Family, friends excited to have National Guard soldiers home

KINGSFORD — Family and friends were more than excited to welcome their loved ones back from Afghanistan during a welcome home ceremony for the 1432nd Engineer Company on Thursday.

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Approximately 1,000 people gathered at Kingsford High School to greet more than 90 soldiers from the 10-month deployment.

Gogebic County undersheriff Ross Solberg was among those soldiers from the Gogebic Range who returned Thursday. Gogebic County Sheriff Pete Matonich attended the ceremony.

Josh and Angela Reed, of Randville, and their two children, Izayah, 6, and Reihannen, 8, could not wait to welcome Dawn...