Thousands of members of the North Carolina National Guard are returning from Iraq this week and next. They were part of the largest Guard deployment since World War Two. Anxious family and friend say the homecoming is especially sweet now. Many of these military families plan on celebrating a belated Christmas together. WUNC’s Leoneda Inge reports from Fort Bragg.
NOTE: This report won first place for writing at the North Carolina Association Press 2004 Awards Ceremony. It also won second place award for General News from the Radio Television News Directors Associaion of the Carolina.