The Army Reserve's 429th Medical Battalion is getting some much deserved recognition. Sixty soldiers were honored for their mobilization in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit provides command, control and logistical support for medical evacuation units.
Friends and family came to see their soldiers be recognized, and also to say goodbye. The group has received deployment orders again. "Just one last time to have them around to allow us to say thanks to them for everything they do because it's hard on the families as well as the soldiers during mobilization," said battalion commander Peter Quinn.
After the ceremony, the unit reported to the mobilization station at Fort Stewart. They're headed back to the Middle East for the next 18 months.