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North Dakota National Guard soldiers back from Afghanistan; more returning in coming weeks


FARGO, North Dakota — Some National Guard soldiers who have been serving in Afghanistan since January are back home in North Dakota, a bit early.

Three soldiers with the 814th Medical Company flew into Fargo on Wednesday and one flew into Bismarck. A fifth soldier was flying to Piedmont, South Carolina, where she lives.

The soldiers returned to the U.S. about three months early and went through the demobilization process at Fort Hood, Texas. More members of the 40-person company are to return at the end of the month and the rest at the end of October.

The soldiers deployed to Afghanistan to provide emergency trauma service and operate troop medical clinics. They're coming home early as part of a recent drawdown of American troops there.

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