Firsts Wave of 4th ID Troops Return to Fort Hood

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

This week marks the arrival of the first wave of Fourth Infantry Division soldiers returning after yearlong tours in Iraq.

Family members gathered yesterday at Fort Hood to welcome home 150 troops. They're the first of 19-thousand soldiers expected to return home by late December.

The Fourth Infantry makes up one the Army's most potent fighting forces and is wrapping up its second tour of duty in Iraq. The division has lost 82 soldiers during this deployment after losing 70 during its first tour.

Meanwhile, Fort Hood's other division, the First Cavalry, is preparing to replace their counterparts in Iraq. The division is scheduled for yearlong deployments starting this fall.


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