More Southeast Missouri-Based Soldiers Bound for Iraq

APRIL 29, 2004 - Posted at 7:49 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - More Missouri-based soldiers are expected to see duty in Iraq.

The National Guard says about 175 members of the Army National Guard's 735th Main Support Battalion have been mobilized.  Most of the group is from the battalion's Company D, based in Poplar Bluff.  Other detachments are based in Doniphan and Warrenton.

A guard spokesman says the soldiers will report June 1 for an initial deployment of 18 months.  The spokesman says the soldiers could be used in Afghanistan or to defend the United States, but will most likely be used in Iraq.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)