September 11, 2009 (CRESTWOOD, Ill.) --Eleven Illinois soldiers are back home after serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They were greeted with cheers and hugs in southwest suburban Crestwood. Members of Company G of the 634th Brigade Support Battalion conducted humanitarian assistance missions that provided food, clothing and medical supplies to 75,000 Afghans.
The soldiers also helped build schools. They are just 11 of 300 soldiers who returned to Illinois Friday.