Nearly 100 Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers return home

Created: August 06, 2020 10:47 PM

Families welcomed nearly 100 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers home in Madison on Thursday.

The soldiers from the 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Brigade Combat Team Headquarters are some of the last of 150 soldiers deployed to Ukraine's combat training center in November.  When the pandemic hit, soldiers had to change their plans for what they'd do in their off time.

"We were going to have a lot more opportunities maybe take leave and see some of Europe," said Nathan Weier. "We got within maybe hours of seeing each other, my wife and I, and then COVID happened so -

"No Paris," his wife said.

The troops first landed in Texas where they were quarantined before returning to Wisconsin. 

More than 40 soldiers from the same unit returned to the U.S. last month.

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