Cambridge gives National Guard troops a send-off

  • Updated: March 3, 2013 - 8:53 PM
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A departure ceremony was held Sunday at Cambridge High School.

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A departure ceremony was held Sunday at Cambridge High School for 149 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard who will leave for training Wednesday at Ft. Bliss, Texas, for a one-year deployment in support of the Afghanistan operation. Members of the Patriot Guard held flags as the soldiers filed into the school’s gym.

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  • Adassah Klassen of Little Falls held her 3-year-old son Evan with her 11-year-old daughter Haley leaning on her as their father, Michael Klassen, marched out of the deployment ceremony.

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