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Ft. Carson Soldiers Arrive Home From Iraq

By: Leslie Fichera Email
By: Leslie Fichera Email

After a 15-month deployment in Iraq, soldiers from the 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are home.

The soldiers from the 68th CSSB played an essential role in the onset of the troop surge. When the unit was deployed in February 2007, it was tasked with providing command and control for the first brigade that entered during the surge.

During their deployment, the unit’s tour of duty was extended to 15 months but the soldiers' dedication never waivered.

“It was just an honor for me to serve as battalion commander during such a critical time in the War on Terror, and to be here during the surge supporting the main effort was just a privilege,” said Lt. Col. Darrell Duckworth, 68th CSSB commander.

The “Stagecoach” unit handed over responsibilities to the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion out of Fort Hood, TX during a Transfer of Authority Ceremony, pictured here.

The unit arrived at Fort Carson on Tuesday morning around 7:30 a.m. They were welcomed home by family and friends in a ceremony on base.


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