Soldiers return after nearly year-long deployment
Friday, March 18, 2011
The Missouri National Guard welcomed home 10 soldiers from the 4175th Military Police Detachment at a ceremony Thursday at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.
The unit, which had been deployed for nearly a year, conducted criminal investigations for the Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, said team commander Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tim Forney of Hannibal.
“Although the mission was rewarding, I’m ready to go home to see my family,” said Forney, who was joined by his wife, Kimberly, and children Eric, Noah and Jake. “I am extremely thankful that we all made it back to our families.”
The Fulton-based detachment is made up of soldiers from across Missouri including Jefferson City, Columbia, O’Fallon, High Ridge, Hannibal and St. Charles. The unit deployed in two sections — one in May 2010 and the other in July.