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National Guardsmen to southwest Michigan Thursday

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KALAMAZOO, MI   (WKZO) - It was a happy and tearful reunion. 90-members of the 1433rd Engineers were bused to Western Michigan University's University Arena yesterday afternoon as the Augusta based unit returned home after ten months in Afghanistan.Their job was to clear roads of improvised exploding devices.

They stood in formation until it was time to release them back to their families and civilian life. The event was tinged with a note of sadness.  One member of their unit, 25 year old army Specialist Kyle McClain of Rochester Hills was killed by an IED a few weeks into their deployment