More than 300 Pennsylvania National Guard troops returned home from Iraq Tuesday after serving more than six months of combat operations north of Baghdad. They are the first wave of more than 4,000 members of the 56th Stryker Brigade to return to the U.S.
Some of the soldiers have gotten a first hand look at Iraq’s fledgling Democratic government’s efforts to take shape.
Scott Detrow, who reports for DUQ and WITF in Harrisburg, was recently embedded with the brigade for 4 weeks. Scott rode along as two platoons provided security for a meeting of regional lawmakers.
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