Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:09 pm
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — More than 60 soldiers from a medical support company based at Fort Campbell are returning home from Iraq.
The soldiers from the 501st Area Support Medical Company were scheduled to arrive today around noon at the installation on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.
The company deployed to Iraq in September 2009 and provided health care support at Camp Speicher, Al Assad Air Base and Q-West. The company later consolidated and relocated to Camp Liberty to prepare for the return home.
Col. Stephen C. Phillips, 86th Combat Support Hospital commander, said in a statement they have proven the value that well-trained medics can provide to the front-line soldiers. A welcome home ceremony was planned for their return.
Published in The Messenger 8.26.10