COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 150 soldiers are back in the United States. They returned Saturday night from Afghanistan.

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Fort Carson soldiers and Utah Army National Guard soldiers reunited with their loved ones in a homecoming ceremony in Colorado Springs.

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The soldiers deployed in November and December of last year.

“I could hold her in my palm when I left, and now I need almost both hands,” one soldier said while holding his young daughter.

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“Going to go eat something good probably… Take a shower from all of the traveling, and go eat something good, yes,” another soldier said.

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The soldiers were part of the regular rotation of forces to Afghanistan to train and help Afghan security forces.

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