Harney County’s National Guard troops returned home on Sunday, April 18, after serving overseas for a year. They were led into town by the Desert Riders, the Burns and Hines fire departments and other law enforcement personnel. A crowd of family and friends greeted the soldiers at Burns High School. “It is really, really good to be home,” said 1Lt. Loren Emang to the crowd that gathered in the BHS gymnasium. “The reason we serve is for our community.” The troops were officially demobilized and embraced by their friends and family members.
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