1163rd Medical Company Returns from Iraq


MEDIA ADVISORY: Kentucky National Guard Medical company returns home from Iraq

WHO: 1163rd Area Support Medical Company, Kentucky Army National Guard
WHAT: Welcome home ceremony
WHEN: 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Settle Gymnasium (behind the Shelby County Board of Education) 1155 West Main Street, Shelbyville, Ky.

Shelbyville, Ky. — The Kentucky Army National Guard will host a welcome home ceremony for the Soldiers of the 1163rd Area Support Medical Company at 4:30 p.m. on September 25 at the Settle Gymnasium, 1155 West Main Street, Shelbyville, Ky.

Please note that arrival time is dependent on weather conditions.

The 1163rd Medical Company departed Shelbyville one year ago in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Soldiers provided medical support to coalition forces and detainees during their tour of duty in Bucca, Iraq.

This is the second deployment for in support of the Global War on Terror for the 1163rd Medical Company. The unit also served in Afghanistan in 2003-2004. More than 12,000 Kentucky National Guard troops have deployed to fight the Global War on Terror since September 11, 2001.

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