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Spc. Tadd Hendrickson is greeted by his mother Kendra Beller, left, and his brother Trevor Rutledge, 12, after returning from Kuwait with the Oklahoma National Guard's 180th Cavalry Squadron at the Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 31, 2012. A homecoming ceremony welcomed about 180 soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard's 180th Cavalry Squadron returning from Kuwait along with members of the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returning from Afghanistan. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman