Final groups of Louisiana-based soldiers to return
NEW ORLEANS- The last of the 1,200 Louisiana-based soldiers who've been in Afghanistan since last summer are returning home to Fort Polk in the coming days.
Kimberly Reischling says the 4th Brigade Combat Team soldiers have been returning to the U.S. Army post in west-central Louisiana in groups during recent weeks. She said Thursday that the last of them should be home by the weekend.
The 4th Brigade spent almost nine months advising and helping Afghan soldiers and police in seven provinces north of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city.
It was the brigade's third Afghanistan deployment since 2007.
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