National Guard Welcomed Home in Ceremony

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    Twenty two troops are awarded medals for their heroism overseas.

    About 60 soldiers from the Connecticut National Guard returned from Kuwait in December and were honored in a formal welcome home ceremony Tuesday evening.

    Two Purple Hearts and 20 Bronze Stars were awarded to members of the143rd Combat Support Sustainment Battalion of Waterbury, which served in Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    The ceremony was held Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at the Governor William A. O'Neill State Armory in Hartford.