Del. guard unit back from combat

    Members of a Delaware National Guard unit that served in Afghanistan are being reunited with their loved ones.

    Gov. Jack Markell planned to be on hand today for formal homecoming ceremony at the state fairgrounds in Harrington for the 164 soldiers from the 1049th Transportation Company.

    The Seaford-based unit was deployed to Afghanistan in May 2011 and returned to the U.S. last week.

    Markell also is marking Memorial Day by attending the centennial dedication in Dover of a monument memorializing Delaware’s role in the American Revolution

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