December 29, 2005

Artillery unit returns from Iraq

Soldiers of Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, Virginia Army National Guard returned to their hometown of Farmville, Va. on Dec. 13, 2005 after having served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Approximately 182 Soldiers of Battery B entered active federal service on Oct. 17, 2004 and deployed to Ft. Dix, N. J. where they completed preparation for deployment to Iraq. After having served in Iraq for approximately one year these Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers returned to Ft. Dix on December 5, 2005 to complete administrative processing for release from active federal service.

  • Click HERE to see photos from the homecoming in Farmville.
  • Click HERE to read a news story about the return from the Richmond Times Dispatch.

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