Posted at: 12/20/2012 4:03 AM
Updated at: 12/20/2012 9:45 AM
Eighteen local National Guard soldiers will be getting a home-cooked meal on Thursday.
News10NBC was at the New York State Armory on Patriot Way when they got off the bus around 3 a.m. after being deployed to Kuwait.
Staff Sergeant Michal Granger has been away from his family for nine months. He said he didn’t know until Wednesday that he would be home for the holidays. He says he’s keeping his fellow soldiers who are still overseas in his thoughts. “They are doing a lot for everybody and we think about them. They are going to be home soon hopefully.”
Staff Sergeant Granger said the first thing he noticed when he arrived in Rochester was that there was no snow.