1,200 Mich. Guard members bound for Afghanistan

Hundreds of Michigan National Guard members are leaving home today for tours of duty in the war in Afghanistan. Family and friends were to say farewell tonight to members of units of the 125th Infantry. The Headquarters Company gets a send-off at Grand Blanc High School. Wyoming-based Company C gets a send-off at Grand Valley Armory, Bay City-based Company F gets a send-off at Dow Diamond in Midland and Big Rapids-based Company D gets a send-off at the Big Rapids Armory.
AP Wire
Sep 26, 2011


Detroit-based Company A gets a send-off at the Detroit Light Guard Armory and WWMT-TV reported members of the Guard’s 126th Cavalry had a send-off Saturday in Dowagiac.

The Michigan National Guard said 1,200 of its soldiers leave this week for Camp Shelby, Miss., in preparation for duty in Afghanistan’s Konduz province.


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