200 Wisconsin soldiers return from year-long Afghanistan deployment

FORT HOOD, Tex. (CBS 58) -- Nearly 200 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers landed safely in Fort Hood, Texas Sunday, July 26 after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news release.

The soldiers are from the 32nd Red Arrow Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, mobilized in July 2019 for deployment to Afghanistan where the unit served as "guardian angels" supporting the Army's 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade, according to officials. 

The troops will spend several weeks completing demobilization requirements in Fort Hood before returning home to Wisconsin. Officials say about 400 soldiers originally deployed with the battalion, but half returned in multiple waves during the spring, while the remaining 200 continued their mission in Afghanistan. 

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