STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND More N.D. soldiers will return from Kosovo
The last group of North Dakota National Guard soldiers deployed to Kosovo will return home tomorrow.
About 40 Soldiers remained in Kosovo for the transfer of authority ceremony Saturday, which fo... Posted on 7/27/10 at 11:03 AM
About 113 North Dakota Army National Guard troops arrived in Fargo Friday afternoon to be greeted by sunshine, smiles and kisses.
The soldiers were returning from Kosovo, where many had served about nine months as part of a U.N peacekeeping mission.
By Dave Olson, Forum Communications Co.
, May 15, 2010
Flags flew in the breeze on the tarmac at Jamestown Regional Airport Friday afternoon as soldiers welcomed Sgt. Carlton Quast back to Jamestown after seven months in Kosovo.
“I wasn’t really expecting it, I knew some of my family was going to be here,” Quast said.
About 160 soldiers of the 231st Maneuver Task Force (231st Brigade Support Battalion), Valley City, N.D., and the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of North Dakota are expected home this week.
The North Dakota National Guard says five U.S. senators paid a visit to soldiers in Kosovo on Easter Sunday.
The group included North Dakota Democrats Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad. More than 600 North Dakota soldiers are part of a NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo.
About 550 U.S. soldiers serving with Kosovo Force 12, Multi-National Battle Group-East, will be returning home before summer. About 160 soldiers of the 231st Maneuver Task Force (231st Brigade Support Battalion), Valley City, N.D., and the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of North Dakota are expected home in May versus the initial July or August mission end date.
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