Tuesday, April 18, 2006

here are 500 men and women

we must add to our thoughts and prayers list:

500 Connecticut National Guard soldiers head to Afghanistan

HARTFORD, Conn. --State military officials announced Monday that 500 soldiers from a New Haven-based National Guard unit have been deployed to Afghanistan.
The 102nd Infantry Battalion of New Haven had been training at Fort Bragg, N.C., since January. The battalion was mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, said Maj. Gen. Thaddeus J. Martin, commander of the Connecticut National Guard.
The 102nd will be deployed for up to 18 months.............

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