The soldiers returned just after 11 a.m. on Monday in two charter buses with an escort by the Brown County Sheriff's Office. They were reunited with their families at Camp Bowie when they arrived.
Brownwood said farewell to the troops this time last year the day after a mobilization ceremony was held. The soldiers left Brownwood for Afghanistan on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Pictured at top are residents on FM 45 welcoming home the soldiers as they approached Camp Bowie.