EATONTOWN - President Barack Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night about the end of combat operations in Iraq and a veteran of the war there says he is relieved combat troops are coming home.

Mike Snyder was in the first New Jersey National Guard unit sent to Iraq in 2003. Snyder says that he thinks he accomplished what he originally set out to do. Snyder told News 12 New Jersey "our main mission was to transport supplies, some of my company would transport POWs."

Snyder says he's relieved, six years after he left Iraq, that combat troops will be pulled out of Iraq.