Local soldiers home after year in Middle East

Local soldiers home after year in Middle East

March 7th, 2013 by Todd South in Local Regional News

Fifty soldiers returned to the Chattanooga Armory this afternoon after a one-year deployment across the Middle East.

The soldiers, part of the 1st of the 181st Field Artillery unit, left Chattanooga a year ago as part of a 193-soldier contingent assigned in smaller detachments across the Middle East, according to Tennessee Army National Guard officials.

The soldier returned to the United States in February at Camp Shelby, Miss., for processing and to the training complex in Smyrna, Tenn., where most of the unit's soldiers are based.

Those who arrived here are assigned to the 181st in Chattanooga.

For more see tomorrow's Times Free Press.