Soldiers welcomed home

A welcome home ceremony was held Saturday afternoon at Wheeler Army Field for eight returning soldiers.

The soldiers were members of the Hawaii Army National Guard, and had been deployed to Afghanistan.

“It’s very important to have this ceremony, for both the soldiers and families that had to endure and stay back and take all of the responsibilities that would have otherwise been conducted by the service members. So good for the soldiers and families.” CWO Charles Gustafson said.

The soldiers are from Detachment 55.

Their role was to operate reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft.

Sgt. Drew Scobie of Kailua was also a part of their team.

Scobie died in January, when the surveillance aircraft he was on went down.

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