Thanks to body armor, Tim Brown was only bruised when he was hit by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan. He suffered one other injury.
"I got wounded the first day I was in combat. I took shrapnel to the left arm, and I received the Purple Heart for that," Specialist Tim Brown said.
"The last time I saw him was when I was just about to finish up basic training. So, it was good to see him. I missed him. I worried about him," said Sgt. Joseph Brown.
"Wonderful that we know they're safe, and it's a blessing," said father Charlie Brown.
"It's a thrill. Maybe I can sleep now," Hope Brown, the soldiers' mother, said.
Family and friends celebrated the anniversary and the brothers' return Saturday. One special relative was the brothers' grandfather, who is a World War II Army veteran.