HOMECOMING SCHEDULED TOMMORROW IN RED OAK FOR IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD UNIT
(Red Oak) A homecoming ceremony is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at the high school football field in Red Oak for approximately 80 soldiers of Detachment 1, Co. F based in Council Bluffs.
Major Bill Backhaus, Rear Detachment Battalion Commander for the 168th Infantry says, the buses will enter Iowa via Interstate 35, head west on Interstate 80 and continue to the Highway 71/I-80 exist. They will proceed south on Highway 71 on the east edge of Atlantic and turn west at the Highway 34 exist.
“It will be a smooth transition and the buses should pass through the east edge of Atlantic between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon,” stated Backhaus.
Attending a homecoming ceremony is a great way to show support for servicemen and women who deploy into harm’s way in the defense of our nation and also provide hope for a bright peaceful future to citizens of other nations.
July 19, 2011