120 soldiers go home to shouts of joy 12-month tour in Afghanistan ends ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bill Greene/Globe Staff Robert McCarthy of Braintree greeted his 10-year-old son, Liam, at the Braintree Armory. Bill Greene/Globe Staff The gathering marked the homecoming for "Charlie" Company of the 182d Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard. Bill Greene/Globe Staff McCarthy was also welcomed home by his wife, Sheila, and son, Derek (left). Bill Greene/Globe Staff The soldiers, who were deployed in Afghanistan for 12 months, were welcomed back with enthusiasm. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Destiny Dansereau of Assonet held a sleeping bag for her cousin Kevin Medeiros during the homecoming ceremony.