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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Arrowhead Credit Union has treated the families of more than 200 members of the 185th Armor Regiment of the California Army National Guard to lunch as they waited to welcome their loved ones home at Arrowhead Credit Union Park. The troops had spent five days at Camp Roberts in Paso Robles being debriefed before making the five-hour trek to Southern California. In addition to lunch, Arrowhead CU kids club mascot Rocky Raccoon was also on hand to pass out candy and entertain the kids. The battalion spent a year in Iraq helping with rebuilding of roads, bridges, water and irrigation systems, and other public works projects. Their unit suffered five casualties and earned 40 purple hearts. Because of the large unit and expected crowd of families, the small local Armory could not be used for the ceremony. Arrowhead Credit Union Park, which is home to the Inland Empire 66ers minor league baseball team, made a great venue for the gathered families. “These troops deserve a hero’s welcome and we are proud to play a small part in their homecoming,” said Arrowhead CU President/CEO Larry Sharp. “Our community owes a debt of gratitude to these soldiers and it is a privilege to witness these joyous reunions. We are thrilled that Arrowhead Credit Union Park was chosen for this special honor.”

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