Troops return video

Family and friends were more than excited to welcome their loved ones back from Afghanistan during a “Welcome Home Troops” ceremony for the 1432nd Engineer Co. on Thursday.

Approximately 1,000 people gathered at the Kingsford High School to welcome home more than 90 soldiers from the 10-month deployment. Attending the ceremony were Kingsford Mayor Dennis Baldinelli, Iron Mountain Mayor Bruce Rosen, U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek and representatives from Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow’s offices.

The ceremony ended with a prayer, and the soldiers were released to their families and friends.

There were tears of joy, bear hugs, and smiles all around.