November 20 , 2002, 19:34 EST

Governor welcomes home special forces soldiers

FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - Virginia Governor Mark Warner and Maj. Gen. Claude Williams, th Adjutant General of Virginia, joined family members of soldiers from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to welcome them back to Virginia after returning from Afghanistan earlier this month. The soldiers had been deplyed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, America's response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The soldiers of Company B, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces were mobilized for active federal service in January of this year.


Governor Mark Warner welcomed back members of the Company B, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) during welcoming ceremonies the National Guard Armory near Fort AP Hill of Wednesday. "You performed your duties in that faraway land in an exemplary fashion," said Gov. Mark Warner as he spoke before the men and families. (Photos by Staff Sgt. Mark Turney, VaARNG Public Affairs Office)


Max watches anxiously for his father Adam to be released near the end of welcoming home ceremonies held for Company B, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Max's father Adam returned from a tour in Afghanistan where he and his unit supported Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit was praised and thanked by Gov Mark Warner on behalf of the Commonwealth.

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Members of Company B, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) stand information during welcoming home ceremonies.

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