A welcome home ceremony for the 1133rd Engineer Detachment "Well Drillers" of the North Carolina Army National Guard, is scheduled for Saturday, December 6th at Southside Baptist Church in Mooresville.
The ceremony, at 525 South Broad Street Mooresville, honors the 10 Soldiers who deployed last year to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa to drill wells in support of military and humanitarian operations.
The unit was formed on October 1st, 2004 as one of three North Carolina Well Drilling units.
They replaced its sister unit the 1132nd Engineer Detachment when they arrived in Africa.
During their deployment, the 1133rd completed 5 wells, repaired 4 others, and installed 2 solar panel upgrades. They participated in many other humanitarian activities, including pouring concrete floors at the local orphanage and distributing donated supplies and clothing.
For their distinguished efforts and contributions to the cause of freedom and humanitarian relief, this unit is regarded as one of the most productive well drilling units to have ever deployed to the Horn of Africa.