Central Minnesota soldiers welcomed home from Kuwait

Published 9:31 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019

ST. CLOUD — Family members have welcomed home nearly 160 soldiers from a central Minnesota National Guard unit from an overseas deployment.

The Guard’s 851st Vertical Engineer Co. returned Tuesday from a nine-month deployment in Kuwait.

During their deployment, the soldiers completed construction projects to support military units in several countries, including Kuwait, Jordan, Syria and Afghanistan.

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According to a press release, the company’s commander thanked the soldiers before they met with their families.