South Dakota National Guard Soldiers Being Deployed
The Associated Press is reporting that 160 soldiers with the South Dakota Army National Guard are being deployed to Kuwait in November.
The soldiers from Parkston and Huron that make up the 153rd Battalion and will provide command and control for other engineer units.
The unit will train in Fort Bliss, Texas, to complete several weeks of specialized training. This will be the 2nd mobilization for the 153rd Engineer Battalion.
The 153rd was deployed in Iraq in 2004-2005.