Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Longest Serving Guard Unit

A National Guard unit made up of folks from Minnesota and Wisconsin is on it's way to being the longest serving outfit of citizen soldiers in Iraq.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division is slated to stay in Iraq as late as August 1. That'd be 22-months.

Federal law caps National Guard units service in combat tours at two years.

The outfit was due home in March. They were extended 125 days. (AP)

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