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Associated Press, Published August 15 2011

Send-off planned for deploying ND Guard soldiers in Wahpeton

FARGO — A send-off ceremony is planned this weekend for about 160 North Dakota National Guard soldiers who are bound for a year of duty in Kuwait.

The soldiers are with the 188th Engineer Company of Wahpeton, which has a detachment in Oakes. The Sunday send-off is planned for 2 p.m. on the North Dakota State College of Science campus in Wahpeton.

The soldiers will leave later this month for final training at Fort Bliss, Texas, before heading overseas.

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