Stryker Brigade soldiers return after 7-month deployment

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 16, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 16 at 5:47 PM

Friends and families on Sunday cheered the arrival of 250 soldiers from the Fourth Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Second Infantry Division.

The Joint Base Lewis-Mcchord soldiers spent the last seven months on deployment in Afghanistan.

Specialist Jesse Pennington choked back tears as he held his 2-month-old daughter for the first time.

“Everything I've been through is just worth the joy that I have now,” he said.

During their deployment, the soldiers helped Afghan forces provide security.

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