VIDEO & PHOTOS: Company B leaves for deployment to Iraq
The Company B, 1-128th Infantry unit from New Richmond left town Monday to the cheers of community supporters and the tears of loved ones.
Hundreds of family and friends were on hand in the morning to see the 130 National Guard soldiers off.
A 10 a.m. ceremony was conducted at the Armory, including the presentation of Blue Star flags to mothers and spouses. The flags are to be displayed in local homes while loved ones are in harm's way.