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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Families greet returning soldiers at 'welcome home' ceremony

  • Mabee Sports Center at Hannibal-LaGrange University was filled with happy families Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, as they welcomed home 78 local and area soldiers who have just completed a tour of duty in Qatar.


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  • Mabee Sports Center at Hannibal-LaGrange University was filled with happy families Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, as they welcomed home 78 local and area soldiers who have just completed a tour of duty in Qatar.
    The 1 p.m. “welcome home” ceremony for these members of the 2175th MP Co. with the Missouri Army National Guard was originally scheduled at Clemens Field, but was relocated because of the rain.
    Several of the speakers made reference to the soldiers bringing the much-needed rain to Hannibal.
    During his welcome to the soldiers, Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Major Gen. Stephen L. Danner, joked, “if I knew you would bring rain, I would have brought you home in May.”
    Additional details about the ceremonies will be posted later and published in the Tuesday, Aug. 28, Hannibal Courier-Post. A photo gallery also will be posted on hannibal.net.
     
     
     
     
     

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