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First Iowa Army Guard homecomings set for Thursday

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The first of many Iowa Army National Guard homecomings from Afghanistan will be held at three Iowa locations this Thursday, July 14. The Associated Press first reported the Iowa homecomings Tuesday night.

Some 185 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division will be welcomed home at ceremonies in Cedar Rapids, Johnston and Boone. Exact times and locations have yet to be announced.

The Iowa Army National Guard units have been part of Operation Enduring Freedom and were deployed to Afghanistan last November.

They are part of the nearly 3,000 Iowa soldiers deployed to Afghanistan.

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele

rsteele@kwwl.com

 

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