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Indiana National Guardsmen return home after inauguration

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Posted at 11:32 AM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 11:32:15-05

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 400 Indiana National Guardsmen returned home Monday after serving in Washington, D.C. during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The Hoosier Guardsmen were part of the 25,000 National Guard troops who helped with security and traffic control to help ensure a peaceful transfer of power.

About 250 Indiana National Guardsmen will remain in Washington, D.C. until the end of March.

"I really looked forward to the opportunity to put all of the training I've received into practice," said Pvt. Damon Gentry, from Fort Wayne and a 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team medic. "As a medic you never really want to be needed, but just being out here at the checkpoints with soldiers ensuring I have all the proper equipment and doing what I have been trained to do is rewarding."