Valley soldiers leaving for Iraq.

POSTED: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 8:04am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

Hundreds of Valley National Guard troops will be leaving on Saturday for training and deployment to Iraq.

500 Valley National Guard troops are headed to Fort Bliss near El Paso to finish their training prior to heading to Iraq. The soldiers are all members of the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Division and provide security to convoys and supply trucks in the country. Before the fly out there will be a deployment ceremony to honor the soldiers on Saturday 10:30am at the Weslaco high school stadium and the public is welcomed to attend.

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