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Welcome home, soldier

Mississippi National Guard Spc. Josh Byrne, of Brookhaven, reunited with his wife, Lori, at Thompson Guard Air Base in Jackson Thursday after serving overseas in Kuwait with India Co. 106 BSB for the past year. About 240 troops returned home Thursday and more are set to arrive back in Mississippi over the next few weeks. Several have returned over the past several weeks. Lori Byrne is the chairwoman of the I Co.’s Family Readiness Group at the Brookhaven armory.