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About 150 local soldiers were reunited with loved ones after a yearlong overseas deployment on Tuesday, as members of the U.S. Army Active Reserve 317th Engineer Construction Company out of Homewood arrived at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

In an event organized by the Army, the soldiers were bused to the south suburban location to rendezvous with family members, some of whom drove hours to reunite and retrieve their loved one.

According to Sgt. Grant Jacobsen, Army officials decided to vary from their normal homecoming procedure in which family members pick up their soldiers from . . .

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