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Family, Friends Bid Farewell To Local Soldiers

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CORUNNA, Mich. (WLNS) – Close to 200 soldiers with the 144th Military Police Company of the Michigan National Guard said their goodbyes to friends and family Sunday afternoon before deploying to Fort Bliss for training and then to Afghanistan.

The departure was bittersweet for loved ones. Many say while they're proud of the soldiers for their commitment to their country, fear for their safety is a big concern. They also say not being able to communicate on a regular basis will be a huge challenge.

Army officials say the troops will help protect the Armed Forces.

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