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N.C. soldiers return from Iraq

Posted June 7, 2008

— Some North Carolina soldiers returned from Iraq Saturday.

Soldiers from the 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina National Guard arrived at the Gulfport International Airport in Mississippi.

The Rocky Mount headquartered National Guard Company deployed to Iraq in September 2007 along with a small platoon sized group from the New Hampshire National Guard.

During their deployment, the 1132nd served with great distinction and suffered the heaviest casualties of any North Carolina National Guard Company since World War II.

The unit is scheduled to complete active duty out-processing and return to the state early this week, possibly Tuesday.

A welcome home ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday in Rocky Mount.


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  • Worland Jun 9, 2008

    Welcome home!

  • UNC1985 Jun 9, 2008

    Welcome Home!!

  • canes06 Jun 9, 2008

    Lance Eakes was assigned to this unit.

  • amyrn Jun 9, 2008

    Welcome home, Jerry!!! I love you!!!

  • theendoftheroad Jun 9, 2008

    This mama has waited for this day for a year... Its been rough!!!

    Welcome Home War Devils!!