300 Alabama Soldiers Come Home

Wetumpka, AL – More than 300 Alabama National Guard personnel will return home Saturday and Sunday. One of the contingents is from the Wetumpka-based 1209th Quartermaster Detachment. The 1209th is scheduled to come home Saturday afternoon after a year-long deployment to Iraq. The unit's specialty was water purification. Meanwhile, almost 250 soldiers from Army signal units across north Alabama will be back in the state Sunday. 210 personnel assigned to the 115th Signal Battalion will arrive in Huntsville Sunday morning. The unit has detachments from Florence and the Shoals. And 35 soldiers with the Guntersville-based 279th Signal Battalion are expected to arrive that afternoon. The 115th and the 279th provided communications support to military units in Iraq.