Originally created 02/04/03

Two Lowcountry units deployed



CHARLESTON, S.C. -- An Army Reserve tank refueling unit is headed to Fort Bragg for training as the nation builds up forces in the Persian Gulf.

On Sunday, about 200 people turned out to support about 170 soldiers in the Army Reserve's 941st Transportation Company at a dining hall at the Army Reserve Center at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station South Annex.

The 941st is a tanker unit. Its members refuel tanks.

They depart Tuesday for more training at Fort Bragg, N.C. Capt. Anthony C. Moye, their company commander, said.

"I don't know where we're going after (Fort Bragg)," he said. The company's tanker trucks had already departed by ship.

The Army's 841st Transportation Battalion at the Naval Weapons Station was also involved in a deployment to a still-secret destination.

The 841st's task was to load hundreds of military vehicles and dozens of steel containers from other military units onto the USNS Gordon, a roll-on, roll-off cargo ship that can displace nearly 58,000 tons when fully loaded.