Guard Unit Returns from Afghanistan

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama Army National Guard unit is returning home from Afghanistan this week, possibly as soon as Tuesday.

Guard officials say the 166th Engineer Company built living quarters, guard towers and recreational buildings and winterized structures at their headquarters base of Sharana and at other military camps in the eastern part of Afghanistan since its deployment last spring.

The 166th, out of Winfield and Vernon, sent about 160 soldiers to Afghanistan.

In November, four of the company's soldiers were wounded when two 107mm rockets landed in the base where they were working and exploded nearby. Two of the soldiers were sent home for medical treatment.
Information from: The Birmingham News,

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