Soldiers Begin Year-Long Deployment

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We brought you the story last week of some local soldiers coming home before they head to Iraq.

Soldiers with the First Battallion of the 149th Infantry Regiment arrived home last Thursday morning to be with their families.

The soldiers left Saturday morning to begin a year-long deployment to Iraq.

The soldiers were able to come home because of funds raised by the Family Support Group through a yard sale, bake sale, and donations.

Four other groups were also able to come home from money raised before their deployment.