Fort Gordon soldiers to head to Middle East after departure ceremony

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 7:15 PM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 1:03 AM
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Adeparture ceremony was held Friday for 33 soldiers set for a nine-month deployment to conduct
worldwide communications in the Middle East.

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Sgt. Troy Pittman speaks with his wife, Ashley, during the battalion's ceremony at Fort Gordon.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
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Sgt. Troy Pittman speaks with his wife, Ashley, during the battalion's ceremony at Fort Gordon.

During the ceremony at Fort Gordon, Lt. Col. Michael P. Martel, of the 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, told the soldiers to be safe on their missions.

Martel said the intense training the men and women received will allow them to perform to the best of their abilities. He also thanked their families for supporting the soldiers during training.

The battalion will depart for the Middle East before Christmas, said Capt. Devon Thomas, the battalion’s public affairs officer.

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justputtin
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justputtin 12/07/12 - 08:27 pm
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God bless you all

God bless you all

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/08/12 - 11:35 am
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This cannot be true.
Unpublished

The POTUS brought all our troops home three years ago.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/08/12 - 12:23 pm
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Ditto Ditto Ditto

Ditto Ditto Ditto

Sweet son
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Sweet son 12/08/12 - 03:35 pm
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Thanks!!!

For the sacrifices you make and have made for us!! We love you!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/08/12 - 07:42 pm
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God bless them all

and keep them safe and help their families to cope - until they return in 9 months - ALL OF THEM - SAFE AND SOUND!! And yes - Thank you in the name of many citizens that are safe thanks to soldiers like you!

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