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Lt. Col. Scott St. Sauver addresses 30 re-enlisting soldiers June 2 at a ceremony at Ft. Hood, Texas, prior to the unit's upcoming deployment. St. Sauver told reporters that the soldiers re-enlisted for three- and six-year lengths prior to their deployment to Iraq. The re-enlisted soldiers have previous combat experience, he said. (Submitted photo_

Local soldiers ready for deployment to Iraq

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FORT HOOD, TEXAS -- Their training completed and goodbyes said to families, nearly 560 soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery of the Minnesota National Guard are preparing for deployment to Iraq in the upcoming days.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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