The 167 members of the 1644th arrived home from Kuwait, where they have been tending to the aftermath of a war that lasted nearly nine years. The brief homecoming ceremony marked the end of Illinois’ role in the Iraq War. Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, more than 25,600 troops from Illinois have deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly 20,000 of them from the Illinois National Guard.
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