Soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, which includes about 150 guardsmen from Nampa and Caldwell, were shaken by the recent killing of two members of their team. But they will continue to work hard to give Iraqis control over the country’s security, while anticipating a return to the United States in September. “They were sad and angry when it happened, but they are maintaining their focus on performing their mission and returning home,” Idaho National Guard spokesman Col. Tim Marsano said. The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, based in Boise, includes about 2,700 soldiers, including 1,500 from Idaho. They deployed last September and have been in Iraq since December. Most of the guardsmen live and work in Camp Victory, a sprawling military complex near Baghdad’s international airport/Nate Green, Idaho Press-Tribune. More here. (Courtesy photo of Jason Rzepa, who survived attack)
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