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Crowd gathers to greet returning guard members

Family members of returning Minnesota National Guard members were either anxious, nervous, excited, relieved or all four, they said, as they waited for their loved ones to walk off the buses that were soon to arrive at the Cottage Grove armory Thursday, July 1. Eighty-two members of the Cottage Grove-based 204th Area Support Medical Company returned from a year-long deployment to Iraq, where they provided health care services to U.S. and coalition forces.