From the Local Charleston S.C. Paper: Welcome home, South Carolina heroes

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Citizen-soldiers have played a vital role in helping the U.S. military carry out its ongoing missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. That includes the approximately 170 members of the S.C. National Guard's 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Regiment who came home to the United States last week, landing in Fort Stewart, Ga., where they received well-earned applause — and not just from the roughly 100 loved ones and friends who showed up meet them.

As reported in The State newspaper, the unit, part of the Guard's 218th Brigade Combat Team, deployed last January for Afghanistan after being mobilized in October 2006. Among its duties were providing security for convoys and neighborhoods near coalition bases, before taking control of Task Force Phoenix training programs for the Afghan army and police.

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Posted January 28, 2008 at 5:47 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Bob Livingston wrote:

Well done 1st of the 263rd.
Nice to know at least one Bob Livingston made general officer.

January 29, 7:29 pm | [comment link]
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