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WELCOME HOME CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR 152ND SOLDIERS





PIERRE, S.D. – A welcome home ceremony will be held for 68 Soldiers of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, South Dakota Army National Guard, on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, after completing a five-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

The public is encouraged to attend. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, adjutant general of the SDNG, are planned speakers for the ceremony.

 

A parade for the 152nd will precede the welcome home ceremony starting at approximately 2 p.m. The parade starts at the National Guard armory and moves west along Wells Ave. west on Sioux Ave., north on S. Pierre St. to Euclid Ave., east on Capitol Ave. and north on Jefferson Ave., ending at the high school.

 

The 152nd’s mission was to provide multi-functional combat support and combat service support to forces throughout an assigned area of operation. Multi-functional areas include supply, transportation, maintenance and ordnance support.

 

Members of the 152nd arrived in the United States on Dec. 10 and have been completing demobilization requirements at Fort Hood, Texas, before returning to South Dakota.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Maj. Anthony Deiss at (605) 737-6721 or cell (605) 431-8753, or e-mail ng.sd.sdarng.list.pao@mail.mil.