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Medical unit returns from Afghanistan on 4th

3 years 5 months 19 hours ago July 04, 2013 Jul 4, 2013 Thursday, July 04 2013 July 04, 2013 9:33 AM in News
Source: Associated Press, WBRZ

CARVILLE - More than 65 soldiers made it home to Louisiana from Afghanistan, just in time for the Fourth of July today.

The Louisiana National Guard says the 756th Area Support Medical Company has been gone since September, starting with training at Fort Hood, Texas, then moving to Bagram and Kabul.

It's made up of surgeons, doctors, physician assistants, nurses, combat medics, radiology technicians, dental technicians, and vehicle and generator mechanics.

The company is organized into treatment, ambulance and headquarters platoons.

In Afganistan, they provided doctors for sick call, dental needs, medevac and emergency medical services

News 2 will have more on the troops' homecoming starting at noon.

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