Soldiers return home after deployment to Afghanistan

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PITTSBURGH —

Soldiers who had been deployed to Afghanistan last August returned home to their families Saturday.

More than a dozen soldiers, who were originally from the 336th Engineer Company in Weirton, West Virginia, before being transferred to the 760th Engineer Company in Marion, West Virginia, arrived in Pittsburgh after two unexpected stops along the way.

The bus carrying the soldiers broke down twice.

Army Specialist Marc Noday said, “I just wanted to get home. It's been a long year and every minute that we sat there just dragged on. I was ready to get home.”

A group of family and friends holding signs and American flags greeted Noday and his fellow soldier’s when the bus arrived in Pittsburgh.