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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:44 AM

Hundreds of Wisconsin guard soldiers deploying to Afghanistan

Source: AP


Posted: Mon 7:47 AM, Jul 15, 2019

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - A standing-room-only crowd packed a fieldhouse at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for a send-off ceremony for nearly 400 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers headed for a year's deployment in Afghanistan.

The Eau Claire-headquartered 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry and its subordinate companies are part of the 32nd Red Arrow Infantry Brigade Combat Team. They will provide security for coalition forces operating in the region.

The Leader-Telegram says Gov. Tony Evers told the soldiers and their families that their sacrifice and courage helps ensure the liberties and freedoms enjoyed by Americans. Evers pledged support to those the soldiers will leave behind at home....................................

Read more: https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Hundreds-of-Wisconsin-guard-soldiers-deploying-to-Afghanistan-512725221.html



That is a LONG time being separated from their families.


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Courtesy: WEAU-TV
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Reply Hundreds of Wisconsin guard soldiers deploying to Afghanistan (Original post)
riversedge Jul 15 OP
Blues Heron Jul 15 #1
Traildogbob Jul 15 #2
keithbvadu2 Jul 15 #8
Traildogbob Jul 15 #9
Auggie Jul 15 #10
Hortensis Jul 15 #3
Bradical79 Jul 15 #4
Brother Buzz Jul 15 #5
bucolic_frolic Jul 15 #6
Everyman Jackal Jul 15 #7
democrank Jul 15 #11

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:04 AM

1. their sacrifice and courage helps ensure the liberties and freedoms enjoyed by Americans.

They never get tired of that old chestnut do they. As if.

"The Leader-Telegram says Gov. Tony Evers told the soldiers and their families that their sacrifice and courage helps ensure the liberties and freedoms enjoyed by Americans. "

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:17 AM

2. Guess who does not sacrifice?

Any trump.....ever. But, just look how wonderful our liberties and freedoms are because of all who died in Iraq. the enemy for our freedom and liberty is right here. King trump and GOP. Send in all National guard to protect what is holding by a fraying thread of our freedoms and liberties.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:16 AM

8. The Romneys considered that riding on their daddy's campaign bus was the equivalent of military serv

The Romneys considered that riding on their daddy's campaign bus was the equivalent of military service.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/romney-sons-serve-country-by-campaigning/

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected."

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:27 AM

9. Wow

And they are breeding. Trump Jr. has 5 that we know of. If he breeds as long a daddy we are fucked. How many Romneys? Abortion now, abortion free, abortion mandated. Come on liberals. Get to breeding. All the open free sex in the sixties, what happened? Oh, GOP wars. That's how they thin us out. Guessing Donnies recruitment speech on the 4th was not directed at the wealthy lawless crowd.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:32 AM

10. Chest thumping today. Tears, wounds, and casualties tomorrow.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:34 AM

3. Most are low-income, of course, and spouses and children

left behind will take a real hit. "They also serve."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:40 AM

4. In less than three months

On October 7th, Kids born on the date the invasion started will be old enough to serve in the military. Kind of surreal.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:56 AM

5. Deploying National Guard troops again?

I thought the orange anus fixed the military like never before.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:06 AM

6. And I thought we won "Charlie Wilson's War"

yet the country is still at war and we entered the fray almost 2 decades ago

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 11:06 AM

7. So, is Gov. Evers

 

going with them to help the Afghans win their liberties and freedoms? And what support is he talking about for the families? Wasn't this one of the wars Trump was going to stop?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 02:30 PM

11. On and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on

and on.

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