- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Some North Dakota National Guard soldiers who have been serving in Afghanistan since January have come home early as part of a recent drawdown of American forces there.

About one-fourth of the members of the 814th company returned to the U.S. on Friday, three months earlier than scheduled. They’re at Fort Hood in Texas going through a demobilization process.

About 65 soldiers with the 814th deployed to Afghanistan to provide emergency trauma service and operate troop medical clinics. Another quarter of the unit is to return at the end of the month, with the rest coming back as planned at the end of October.

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