Group of Army National Guard soldiers return home

Posted at: 08/23/2013 5:06 PM | Updated at: 08/23/2013 8:28 PM

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An emotional return home for a group of soldiers this afternoon -- including one mother who was reunited with her three small children.

Family and friends came out to the airport to welcome the group back to Rochester.

Kellie Buchanan is one of 45 Army National Guard Aviation soldiers deployed to Afghanistan during the last year. She says the homecoming is extra special because her youngest son was just a year old when she left.

Her husband tells us she was supposed to come home Thursday but a flight cancellation is not what their kids wanted to hear. “The hardest part was to tell the kids 'not today' and to explain to a five, four and almost two year old it would be one more day.”
Buchanan was part of a small group of women who were all deployed last year. We’re told they provided medical evacuation support while in Afghanistan.

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