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Mo. infantrymen aid residents of Joplin

Mo. infantrymen aid residents of Joplin

June 20th, 2011 by Antony S. Lee, For The News Tribune in News

Members of the Missouri National Guard have helped Joplin residents recover from the deadly tornado that struck last month.

JOPLIN, Mo. - Twelve Missouri National Guard infantrymen have found themselves tasked with a much different mission in this southwest Missouri town than what they would encounter overseas.

Instead of breaking down doors, those soldiers are now going door-to-door to make sure the people of Joplin are getting information that is critical to the ongoing cleanup effort, said Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Danner, adjutant general of Missouri.

The soldiers, from the 1-138th Infantry Regiment of the Missouri National Guard, found their job requires ....