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Soldier sendoff set for this weekend


DES MOINES (KWWL) - A send-off will be held this weekend for about 300 soldiers from an Army Reserve unit in Des Moines who are being called to active duty in Iraq.

The troops are members of the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, which is based at the Army Reserve Center at Fort Des Moines.

The military says the unit will support the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq.

A community send-off will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday at Lincoln High School in Des Moines.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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