I wrote last year for Veteran’s Day about the history of the North Dakota National Guard from the Spanish-American War through Iraq.
There was a bit of current history I’d missed; Jamestown’s National Guard company (renamed again – it’s now the 817th Engineer Company (Sapper), specializing in minefield clearance) has done its second tour in Iraq (the first was almost four years ago, as Company B/141st Combat Engineers).
And I’m happy to relate…:
Soldiers of the 817th Engineer Company (Sapper) are tentatively scheduled to return from their one-year tour of duty in Iraq to Ft. McCoy, Wis., from June 1 to 8.
Nobody died in action this time; on its first tour, the 141st lost four killed in action.
Anyway – welcome home, from a long-time expat!