Communities across the region planning send-off for hundreds of troops deploying to Mideast
MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be joining hundreds of citizens from the area as during the upcoming two weekends for send-off events for local troops headed to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Some 560 soldiers with the Minnesota Army National Guard's 1st Battalion 151st Artillery are being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldiers are deploying from units in Montevideo, Olivia, Appleton, Marshall, Madison, Morris and Ortonville.
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