Ceremony held for deploying soldiers

Published 7:45 am Monday, April 11, 2011

BLOOMINGTON — A special send-off ceremony was held in Bloomington for a group of Minnesota and North Dakota soldiers going to Afghanistan.

A dozen soldiers from Company B, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, First Brigade Combat Team, 34-th Infantry Division will head to Mississippi to train before they head overseas for a year.

The unit has soldiers from 11 communities in Minnesota and one in North Dakota.

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The ceremony was held Sunday.