DOTHAN -- The US Army National Guard 1151st Vertical Engineering Unit returned back to the Wiregrass on Tuesday afternoon at the Dothan Regional Airport. The unit is based out of Huntsville, Ala.
More than 10 men and women from the Wiregrass completed a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
Family and friends gathered to embrace them the moment they walked into the airport.
One couple, SPC. Emory Shepard and Rachel Woodham, are planning a wedding for January 10, 2015. SPC. Shepard asked her to marry him during a four-day leave in September 2013.