South Dakota Guard soldiers back in US after overseas duty

September 24, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Nearly 100 South Dakota National Guard soldiers have returned to the U.S. after serving about a year overseas.

The members of the 189th Aviation Regiment’s Company C, 1st Battalion provided medical evacuation flights in the Middle East, using Black Hawk helicopters.

The soldiers with the Rapid City-based unit are now back at Fort Hood, Texas, going through demobilization. They’ll then return home to South Dakota. A welcome-home ceremony is being planned for early November.

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