Early Morning Return for Macomb Troops

Macomb, IL – Illinois Army National Guard troops based in Macomb will return home this weekend, though the time of their homecoming is not quite what families and friends had hoped for. The troops are scheduled to arrive at the Quad Cities airport at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. They will then be bused to Macomb and arrive at the armory sometime between 2:00 and 3:00 Sunday morning. Suzanne Fuhr of the Bravo Battery Family Support Group says a brief ceremony will be held and then the soldiers will be released to their families. She says a larger celebration organized by the army will be held in a few months. The soldiers left for Iraq in October 2004.