North Carolina Guard unit returns from Sinai Peninsula

Family members await the arrival of their loved ones Sunday as nearly 100 soliders return home from a year overseas.

September 1, 2013 5:00:51 PM PDT
A North Carolina National Guard unit has returned home after nearly a year overseas.

Nearly 100 soldiers of the 5-113th Field Artillery Battalion came back to a happy homecoming at the Morrisville Army Readiness Center on Sunday.

The unit has been along the Egypt-Israel border on the Sinai Peninsula. The soldiers have been responsible for observing and reporting actions along the border and ensuring that both parties were compliant with the 1979 Camp David Peace Accord.

When asked what they missed most while being gone, family and food seemed to be the top responses.

"I'm glad to be home and get some homecooked food, and I missed my mom, I missed my family. I'm just happy to be home," said Sgt. Braxton Perry.

"I finally get to see my girls after awhile, all three of them, my wife, my family," said soldier Scott Herring.

The 5-113th is headquartered in Louisburg and most of its armories are located in the Triad.

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