Sgt. Edward D. Chitwood, of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 1249 Engineer Battalion, hugs his son Adryn, as his wife Selisha looks on, following his unit’s return to the Salem Municipal Airport in Salem, Ore., Dec. 8. Chitwood returned to Oregon with approximately 51 Soldiers, following a 400-day mobilization to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit's primary role was command and control, while providing support for Task Force Gridley. Another group of the unit’s Soldiers is scheduled to return to Oregon on or around Dec. 12. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paul D. Rushing, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).
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