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Gov. Walker among leaders to welcome home 1157th in Oshkosh

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Members of the Oshkosh-based 1157th Transportation Company of the Wisconsin National Guard prepare for deployment to Afghanistan. (courtesy of FOX 11).
Members of the Oshkosh-based 1157th Transportation Company of the Wisconsin National Guard prepare for deployment to Afghanistan. (courtesy of FOX 11).

OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker, Adjutant General Don Dunbar, and senior National Guard leaders will help welcome home a transportation unit from Afghanistan on Friday.

About 130 members of the Guard’s 1157th Transportation Company of Oshkosh were planning to go to Kuwait to help protect a military base. But the soldiers were re-assigned to Afghanistan as part of a troop re-allocation by the Pentagon.

They’ve been getting de-briefed at Camp Shelby in Mississippi since January 7th – and the soldiers are expected to reunite with their families at the EAA grounds in Oshkosh.

The transportation unit has spent the last 10 months escorting convoys throughout Afghanistan. The group also includes Guard personnel from three other units based in Sparta, Tomah, and Waukesha. 

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