Williamston-Based National Guard Unit Deploying To Iraq

A National Guard unit from Williamston is among 26 units from across North Carolina that will soon be deploying to Iraq.

In all, approximately 4,000 soldiers from the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat team will head overseas.

135 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, Eastern will hold a deployment ceremony at the Bob Martin Agricultural Center on Monday at 2:00 p.m.

For 100 of those soldiers this will be their second deployment. Fifteen have been deployed at least twice before. The National Guard says two members of Company A have been killed in action, while seven were wounded in past deployments.


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  • by tearfulmom Location: Walstonburg on Dec 2, 2008 at 09:23 AM
    I love you Jon come home safe and soon.
  • by friend of the forces Location: edenton on Nov 28, 2008 at 12:35 PM
    God Bless each and everyone of you, thank you for serving our country and return soon
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Nov 28, 2008 at 05:03 AM
    God speed and thank you for our freedoms.
  • by Mary Location: North Carolina on Nov 28, 2008 at 05:03 AM
    Thank you for your service to our country! My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your families.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Nov 27, 2008 at 06:30 PM
    `hug~MADDOG~hug`
  • by Sandy Location: Pinetown on Nov 27, 2008 at 06:01 PM
    I just one to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you that is deploying. Thanks for fighting for our country. Come home safe!
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Nov 27, 2008 at 08:06 AM
    My SON is in that Unit.I only ask GOD go with them all and kept them safe.
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