Friends and family members cheered as they welcomed home about 75 members of the Illinois National Guard from Iraq.
The soldiers were celebrated Friday morning with a ceremony at the Peoria International Airport. Members of the 709th Area Support Medical Company completed more than 250 missions during their time in Iraq. They provided care for more than 14,000 people.
Several groups were there for the homecoming, including the Red Cross, USO and the American Legion.