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Fort Bragg Paratroopers Return from Kosovo

Posted March 4, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— Hundreds of paratroopers were welcomed home to Pope Air Force Base Sunday morning.

About 330 paratroopers from the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment returned from Kosovo after a six month tour of duty.

The battalion went to Kosovo in September of 1999 to support the NATO-led peacekeeping effort.

The paratroopers were assigned to security missions in southeastern Kosovo.