875th Anticipating Return Home Next Month

AUGUST 28, 2006 - Posted at 3:28 p.m. CDT

PARAGOULD, AR - The chaplain of the 875th Engineering Battalion says members of the northeast Arkansas-based unit will return home for a few days' leave before departing for duty in Iraq.  Local donations made it possible for the soldiers to return on September 17.

The 875th, which left in July for training in Wisconsin, is comprised of companies in Harrisburg, Jonesboro, Marked Tree and Paragould.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)