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Virginia Based Guard To Return From Iraq

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About 130 soldiers from a Manassas-based Virginia Guard unit are returning to the state after serving in Iraq.

The 266th military police company has been in Iraq since December 2008 and is scheduled to return late this afternoon at the Richmond International Airport. Governor Tim Kaine is expected to welcome the unit, made up of soldiers from across Virginia.

The company operated throughout Iraq as part of a team that trained, mentored and coached more than 1,000 Iraqi police officers. They also conducted numerous missions and combat patrols across the country. During their tour, the unit earned 21 Bronze Star medals, while four soldiers received Combat Action badges and one received a Purple Heart.

Natalie Neumann reports...

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