The latest wave of local-area soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division arrived home Tuesday. Minnesota National Guard Captain Neils Gott says they are proud of everything the soldiers have accomplished in Kuwait. He says it was a critical mission with the drawdown in Iraq, and that there were no fatalities or serious incidents with Minnesota’s Red Bulls. The latest group of New Ulm area soldiers arrived home early Tuesday morning, and more St. Peter area troops came home Tuesday afternoon. Around 500 soldiers were being reunited with their family and friends in 11 communities around the state throughout the day.