11 National Guard Members Come Home For The Holidays


UPDATED: Sunday December 8, 2013 12:32 AM

11 members of the Advisor Team for the 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade returned to Central Ohio Saturday.

The team had been deployed since January and spent the last six months in Afghanistan where they mentored and advised police in Afghanistan.

Family and friends welcomed them home during a ceremony at the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church.

"We really wanted to have the guys home for Christmas," said LTC David Ditz. "Christmas time is very important and it's really hard when you are deployed during Christmas."

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