Fort Carson Troops Deploy To Iraq

By: AP
By: AP

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- About 30 soldiers at Fort Carson are saying goodbye as they get ready for a year in Iraq.

The soldiers from the 71st Explosive Ordnance Detachment planned a deployment ceremony Monday. They are headed to join thousands of Fort Carson soldiers already in Iraq. This detachment will be charged with defusing bombs.

More than 3,000 additional Fort Carson soldiers will head for war in late April and early May. That's when the 4th Brigade Combat team of the 4th Infantry Division leaves for a year of duty in Afghanistan.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Jean Location: New Ringgold, PA on Mar 30, 2009 at 04:26 PM
    Let's just pray for our soldiers and support them as they go to this place. I have a son who is going for the 3rd time and he is going to miss the first year of his little girl life. I am thankful for my Soldier and his buddies. I may not know every Soldier but I am thankful to all of them. Pray to God that they all come home safe and sound.
  • by Truther Location: CO Springs on Mar 24, 2009 at 12:28 AM
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  • by Truther Location: CO Springs on Mar 24, 2009 at 12:24 AM
    Wait you didnt know obama lies and has broken just about every single promise he made during his campaign. The new president is starting to look a lot like the old president.
  • by Edward on Mar 23, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    Wait a second I thought Obama'promised' to bring them home, not send them back. Is this another one of his "special olympic' moves ?
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