September 24, 2009
Virginia Based National Guard Company Returns Home
RICHMOND, Va. - About 130 soldiers from a Manassas-based Virginia Guard military police unit are returning to Virginia after serving in Iraq since December 2008.
Guard officials say the 266th Military Police Company is scheduled to return Thursday. The unit is made up of soldiers from across Virginia.
The soldiers operated throughout Iraq as part of a team that trained, mentored and coached more than 1,000 Iraqi Police officers. They also conducted numerous missions and combat patrols across the country.
During their tour, soldiers from the unit earned 21 Bronze Star Medals, four received Combat Action Badges and one received a Purple Heart.
Va. Soldiers Return Home from Iraq War
MANASSAS, Va. - Some of our nation's newest Iraq War veterans are back home in Northern Virginia. About 40 soldiers from the Virginia National Guard's Manassas-based 266th Military Police Company are through with their service to the country for now.
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Welcome Home Soldiers!