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Happy Homecoming for 230 Soldiers Back from Iraq

Family and friends cheered to welcome home about 230 members of the Rolling Thunder which deployed to Iraq and Kuwait more than a year ago.

The Army Reservists arrived at Nellis Air Force Base Monday night. Many fought back tears when they finally saw their families. Children had grown and babies were born during their deployment. Most of all families were grateful for unit's safe return.

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"It feels good that he is okay. He has all his fingers and toes and feels really good," said Patricia Juarez, whose brother was deployed.

Families say the time apart was hard on everyone especially the solider's.

"It was really lonely which is sad but you get used to it. I was always on a mission so it made the time go by fast," said Sgt. Miguel Morales, 257th Transportation Company.

Many of the soldiers said they look forward to taking a nice shower and sleeping in a soft bed.