National Guard Unit Deploying To Afghanistan

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

A group of brave men and women leave loved ones behind as they head out to Afghanistan.

A roller coaster of emotions swept through the crowd at Cynthiana Christian Church Sunday, as soldiers prepare to leave Monday morning.

21-year-old soldier Joe Toro says he's ready for the challenges that lie ahead and was overwhelmed by the support of the community.

The battalion's primary mission will include making sure main supply routes remain open.

Soldiers from the 201st Engineer Battalion received a special "Good Luck" rally Saturday in Ashland. That was followed Sunday by a service dedicated to them at Cynthiana Christian Church.

The unit is expected to be in Afghanistan for a year.


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  • by DANNY TOLSON Location: cynthiana on Mar 3, 2008 at 04:19 PM
    we will keep you in our prayers,God bless you all.
  • by JANICE EARLEY Location: ARLINGTON, TEXAS on Mar 3, 2008 at 12:59 PM
    My heart and soul goes out to you all. Be safe and come back to the ones who love you so very much!!! God Speed
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Mar 3, 2008 at 07:15 AM
    May God bring them home safe. Thank you to all the soldiers!!!!!!

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