THE LONG GOODBYE
American flags lined Wright Street in front of the Brainerd National Guard Armory Friday morning as tears and goodbye hugs were shared by family members and Brainerd-based soldiers of Headquarters Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor.
The soldiers left their families and traveled to Fort McCoy, Wis., for training. They’ll eventually travel to Kuwait for a one-year deployment as part of the U.S. military’s drawdown of forces in Iraq.
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