Thursday, June 5, 2003

Ohio guard duty will last year



The Associated Press

COLUMBUS - Most of the 5,000 Army reservists and National Guard members in Ohio activated for the war in Iraq will remain on duty for a year, even though the war lasted only six weeks, military officials said.

There are a few exceptions involving units that completed their missions or never started them. But for most of the Ohio troops activated, their 365-day orders stand, Army Reserve and Guard officials said.

Of 19 Ohio Army National Guard units that were mobilized, three are back, Maj. Neal O'Brien said. Their mission to help invade Iraq from Turkey never happened, O'Brien said.




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