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Hometown News Ziegler

Hometown News Ziegler

Posted: Friday, October 3, 2008 4:00 pm

Ziegler Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Pamela J. Ziegler has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq. Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq’s economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq’s sovereignty and independence as a democracy. The sergeant, a shower/laundry and clothing repair sergeant with 19 years of military service, is normally assigned to the 30th Support Services Battalion, Humboldt. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gatewood of Dresden. Ziegler is a 1978 graduate of Dresden High School.wcp 10-2-08

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