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About 130 WI soldiers back home from overseas

OSHKOSH (WXOW) -- More than 100 members of the Wisconsin National Guard are back home.

Family and friends greeted about 130 members of the Oshkosh-based 1157th Transportation Company at the EAA grounds in Oshkosh.

They spent almost 10 months in Afghanistan escorting military convoys.

While mostly made up of soldiers from the Oshkosh area, the unit did deploy members from the Sparta-based 107th Maintenance Company and the Tomah-based 732nd Combat Support Sustainment Battalion Headquarters Company.

"It's amazing. You can't possibly describe it. This is the second time I've had to do this, coming back, and it still just blows my mind," said Ssgt. Bryan Nagorny.

"I'm really excited to see all of my family here," said Sgt. Aleasha Bales. "It's just such a good feeling. I'm really excited and I can't wait to just continue with life after this is all over."

The 1157th returned to the U.S. last week, but spent time de-mobilizing at Camp Shelby in Mississippi.

Governor Scott Walker and senior Wisconsin Army National Guard leaders were among those welcoming the troops home in addition to family and community members.

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