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Hundreds gather in Eufaula to welcome home troops

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EUFAULA, AL (WSFA) -

Hundreds gathered in Eufaula on Wednesday to welcome home more than 60 members of the 1103rd combat sustainment support battalion.

The unit was deployed to Afghanistan in September 2013, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The welcome home celebration was held at the Eufaula Community Center.

After a special ceremony, troops were dismissed and most didn't waste a moment locating their loved ones and exchanging hugs, kisses and tears to make up for lost time.

"We were completely shocked when we turned the corner of the community center and everyone was out there," said Jenee Taylor, one of the soldiers returning home. "Someone said ‘I think the whole town of Eufaula came out'. It was amazing."

Most of these soldiers have been through multiple deployments, but some say this one was the hardest.

For Taylor, she says it's her husband that is normally deployed, but this time the shoe was on the other foot.

"It was a bit of an adjustment period, but we are home together now," said Taylor.

It was a similar story for Major Chris Amos who has been deployed three times, but this is the first time he has been deployed since having kids.

"I had no idea that it would be this way," Amos said. "Even nine months away from these guys is just too long."

Some families say it's a combination of support from family and friends along with their faith in God that sustains them during the duration of the deployments.

So with a successful deployment in the books, many of these soldiers have plans to rest, relax and enjoy being home with their family and friends.

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