published Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Local soldiers home after year in Middle East

Local soldiers return after year in Middle East
Fifty soldiers returned to the Chattanooga Armory after a one-year deployment across the Middle East. The soldiers, part of the 181st Field Artillery unit, left Chattanooga a year ago as part of a 193-soldier contingent assigned in smaller detachments across the Middle East, according to Tennessee Army National Guard officials.

Fifty soldiers returned to the Chattanooga Armory this afternoon after a one-year deployment across the Middle East.

The soldiers, part of the 1st of the 181st Field Artillery unit, left Chattanooga a year ago as part of a 193-soldier contingent assigned in smaller detachments across the Middle East, according to Tennessee Army National Guard officials.

The soldier returned to the United States in February at Camp Shelby, Miss., for processing and to the training complex in Smyrna, Tenn., where most of the unit’s soldiers are based.

Those who arrived here are assigned to the 181st in Chattanooga.

For more see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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