UPDATE: Guard troops, families honored at deployment ceremony
By Sue Dieter
Supporters filled the Morris Area Elementary School gymnasium Saturday for a send-off for local troops being deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Some 560 soldiers with the Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion 151st Artillery are being deployed to the Middle East. The soldiers are deploying from units in Montevideo, Olivia, Appleton, Marshall, Madison, Morris and Ortonville.
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