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Photos of an emotional 1039th sendoff Saturday morning

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - Members of the 1039th engineer company, part of the 875th engineer battalion, left from Harrisburg this morning for their final weeks of training before heading to Afghanistan.

These photos were sent in to KAIT by Major Chris Heathscott of the emotional send off.

After 2 weeks of training in Fort Bliss, Texas, they'll head for central Afghanistan to clear roadways of IED's.

Roughly half of the 95 men being deployed are being deployed for the first time.

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