800 Soldiers Returning to South Carolina

The troops are expected to begin landing in Columbia between Saturday and Monday and bused to their armories for homecoming services.

Some South Carolina families are getting a Christmas gift a little early this year.

More than 800 South Carolina soldiers are expected to return home this weekend from Kuwait, according to the Associated Press.

The South Carolina Army National Guard says soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry will fly into Columbia between Saturday and Monday and will be bused to their armories for homecoming ceremonies.

The unit was mobilized in January and deployed to Kuwait in April after training at Camp Shelby, Miss.

The soldiers were commanded by Lt. Col. Frederick Pasley of Charleston.

Kathy December 21, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Yeah!!! My son is one of those soldiers!
Carolyn Farr Smith December 21, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Kathy, we would love to see pictures of the return! You can upload them here on Patch!
vrgo60@aol.com December 22, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Yeah...My son is one of those returning as well! :)
Carolyn Farr Smith December 22, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Wonderful news! We would love to have photos from you as well. You can upload them to this story by clicking the button that says upload photos and videos. Or you can post them on our gallery at http://standrews.patch.com/pics#photo-9378924.


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