280 Fort Bragg paratroopers return home

March 16, 2008 6:03:08 PM PDT
They returned home Sunday after a 15 month deployment in Iraq.

While in Iraq, the Second Brigade Combat team provided security for some of the most dangerous areas in the country.

Troops say they are glad to be back home.

"I'm elated. I haven't seen my little girl or my wife in 15 months, my little girl in six months and it's awesome. It's awesome. I have my whole family here, so it's a great feeling to be home," 82nd Airborne Sgt. Robert Cartwright said.

Three additional brigades are scheduled to return by July.