By: Holly Brantley
After more than a year in Iraq, a group of Southeast Missouri Soldiers are back in the Show-Me-State. In August of 2005, Heartland National Guard Soldiers were given an emotional send off from the Armory in Cape Girardeau. From their the soldiers went to join the 110th out of Fort Riley, Kansas and on to Iraq.
Now, the soldiers are back in the U.S. They are being debriefed at Fort Leonard Wood.
We spoke with some of their familiy members in Cape Girardeau and Jackson and they are thrilled to have their loved ones back in the states.
Late Sunday night, the soldiers arrived at Fort Leonard Wood. They know it's one step closer to the Heartland, and home is only days away.
For the first few days, troops will file through paper work and hear from Army Specialists as they prepare to adjust to civilian life and the challenges ahead.