Soldiers reunited with families during Moon Township homecoming

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MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Family and friends gathered outside Moon Area High School Saturday to welcome home local soldiers.

Approximately 100 members of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) arrived in Moon Township Saturday after having been deployed in Kuwait. The men and women spent time in Kuwait helping move soldiers and equipment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following a ceremony upon arrival at the high school, the soldiers were reunited with loved ones.

“I want to run over there so bad, grab him and hug him,” said Beretta Brown of her husband, Col. David Brown.

Sgt. Shannon Shields, who was deployed on her first mission 10 years ago, had an emotional reunion with her kids.

“The first time I deployed, I didn't have these guys with me. These guys weren’t around yet. So, coming home to see them and the rest of the family as well, it's a bit overwhelming actually,” Shields told Channel 11 reporter Gordon Loesch.

The 316th is headquartered in Moon Township, and has command and control of 85 units from Pennsylvania through Maine.