National Guard soldiers land at Coronado as Iraq war ends

About 70 California National Guard soldiers finished a yearlong tour in Iraq Thursday, landing in Coronado.

When Sgt. Sahren Salgado stepped off the plane at North Island Naval Air Station, she was wrapped in a hug from her 16-year-old son Mikee. This age-old scene of military homecoming has often been repeated in San Diego during the last decade of war. But the return of the 640th Aviation Support Battalion -- the last aviation support battalion left in Iraq -- also brought the U.S. one flight closer to ending the war.

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Comment by MIKE GAPP on November 22, 2011 at 10:21am

Glad they are home, and safe.


Mike Gapp

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