Kentucky National Guard Troops Headed To Iraq

National Guard troops from all over Kentucky are headed to Iraq after saying goodbye to their families.

The farewell ceremony for the 11 63rd Medical Company was Monday night in Shelbyville.

Family members, community members, and politicians all showed up to say goodbye.

The 90 Kentucky National Guard troops will serve as medical support to the U.S. Infantry, and detainees.

With the pomp and circumstance behind them, their commander says, the troops are ready to serve.

The 11 63rd's mission in Iraq is slated to last one year.

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  • by SMR Location: Louisville on Sep 25, 2008 at 08:47 AM
    I have friends and family going with the 1163rd. Take your political comments to another blog.
  • by Frank Location: lex on Sep 23, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    I suggest we send the CEO's from the failed financial istutions along with Bush and McCain or maybe take Palin considering her abilities with a gun.
  • by Jim Location: ky on Sep 23, 2008 at 04:32 AM
    The Bush/McCain war and McCain says we can stay there another 100 years--how sad.
  • by Stephanie Location: Colley on Sep 23, 2008 at 03:22 AM
    Now vote Republican again and see if you like it....count me out.


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