WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A year ago, Jenna Jamison of Mercersburg, Pa., stood at the Waynesboro Armory, rendered speechless by the sobs welling in her throat.
Her boyfriend, Sgt. Roger "RJ" Yeager Jr., was going to war.
"I was bawling. I had to hold on to everyone. It was horrible," she said Friday. "Now, all I want to do is hug him and not let go."
Yeager and his Pennsylvania National Guard troop were welcomed home Friday by more than 150 people at the armory on North Grant Street, where they were greeted with banners, posters, flags and, of course, lots of hugs.
Chambersburg-based Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 104th Cavalry of the 56th Stryker Brigade returned to Waynesboro for final dismissal, ending a deployment that included four months of training and eight months in Iraq. Members of Waynesboro-based Battery B, 108th Field Artillery are expected home Sunday.