Troops return from Afghanistan

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The National Guard airfield was crowded with people waiting anxiously for Mom, Dad, a brother, a sister or just a close friend.

The men and women of the 145th Airlift unit touched down atop the wheels of a C-130 around 3 pm Friday.

Slowly, the troops trickled out and into the arms of a hundred hugs. The unit had been deployed from 2-4 months but that might as well have been years for the people who were waiting for them to return.

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