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SD Guard soldiers returning from Afghanistan duty

RAPID CITY (AP) -- The South Dakota National Guard has scheduled a welcome-home ceremony for a seven-person firefighting team returning from a year of duty in Afghanistan.

The members of the Sturgis-based 451st Engineer Detachment will be honored Friday afternoon at Camp Rapid, near Rapid City. The ceremony that is open to the public begins at 1:30 p.m.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state Guard commander Tim Reisch (rysh) are to speak.

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