WI National Guard Unit Deployed to Afghanistan

WI National Guard Unit Deployed to Afghanistan Click to Enlarge

(Learfield) The Wisconsin National Guard announced that the Eau Claire-based 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry will provide security for coalition forces in Afghanistan.

The unit includes companies from Menomonie, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Arcadia, Onalaska, River Falls, and Abbotsford. In total 400 soldiers will be deployed.

Soldiers in the same unit deployed to Iraq in 2004-06 and 2009-10 but the battalion has not yet served in Afghanistan.

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