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270 soldiers return to Fort Knox

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Specialist Dylan Keithley hugs a family member. (Source: U.S. Army) Specialist Dylan Keithley hugs a family member. (Source: U.S. Army)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Hundreds of soldiers were greeted with signs, hugs and tears as they returned from a nine-month deployment Thursday morning.

The 270 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat, 1st Infantry Division returned to Fort Knox after supporting Operation Freedom in Afghanistan.

While they were overseas the soldiers helped Afghan security, police and government officials.

The unit will continue to send small groups through May 2014. To view photos of their homecoming, click here.

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