Kentucky National Guard Unit To Deploy To Iraq

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky National Guard officials say a
military police unit will be deployed to Iraq.

djutant General Edward Tonini says the Kentucky Army National
Guard's Louisville-based 223rd Military Police Company will train
at Fort Dix, New Jersey, before deploying to Iraq to perform
military police duties.

A departure ceremony for the more than 180 soldiers is being
held at 4 p.m. EST Wednesday in Louisville.

It is the second time the unit has been deployed to Iraq. One
soldier was killed during the unit's nine-month deployment in 2003.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Floyd County on Feb 19, 2008 at 06:59 PM
    Bless these brave men and women Lord...Bring them safely back home to their families... In Jesus name I pray... Amen
  • by Anonymous Location: Knox county on Feb 19, 2008 at 09:54 AM
    May God protect all these brave soldiers during their return to Iraq. To all their families, you will be in my daily prayers.


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