Soldiers honored at Ellington Field

January 12, 2013 4:01:22 PM PST
Soldiers from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base were honored Saturday for their service in Afghanistan.

Thirteen members of Charlie Company, 451st Civil Affairs Battalion received the "Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen" honor Saturday in recognition of their first deployment.

The Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen program honors citizen soldiers who answered the call of duty and recognizes them and their families for their dedication, service and sacrifice.

Each soldier received an encased American flag, a specially designed commemorative coin and lapel pin set for the soldier and spouse and a Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen flag.

Former Astro Roger Clemens was the guest speaker.

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