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Soldiers welcomed home and honored in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash., -- A dozen men and women were recognized as "Warrior-Citizens," and honored at the VFW in Richland Saturday.  They are all drill sergeants, 3rd Battalion 415th Regiment, 2nd Brigade 95th Division, deployed at various locations around the US.   Eight of them were there in person to accept the honors at the awards ceremony.  Governor Chris Gregoire sent Steve Baker to deliver her words of gratitude.  Becker said he had a knot in his throat and was deeply touched by the eight people sitting in front of him.  They were awarded metals, and a flag.

A Pasco man, SFC James Shattuck, came back in February after being away for 13 months.  He talked about adjusting to coming home. "It's harder than civilian life. Some things are easier to adjust to,  and some things,  no the kids don't listen as good as soldiers do but we've adapted well.'  His wife, Heidi Shattuck says, "the kids are really happy to have him home.  we have some retraining for him to do too."