Sledgehammer brigade thanks community

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - After being deployed overseas, Fort Benning's 3rd armored brigade is giving thanks to local community partners that provided assistance to them while they were deployed.

Nearly 50 people from local businesses and organizations received special certificates of appreciation at today's event held on Fort Benning's Kelley Hill.

News Leader 9 spoke with brigade commander Colonel Johnnie Johnson Jr. about Wednesday's ceremony.

Colonel Johnson also delivered a welcome home speech at the day's ceremony where more than 600 soldiers were in attendance.

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