53 soldiers this week leave from St. Cloud 19 Jul 12

A group of 53 Minnesota National Guard soldiers will leave Friday from St. Cloud to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The St. Cloud Times reports Members of C Company 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion will leave from the St. Cloud Army Aviation Support Facility. A departure ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the facility. This is the first deployment for 25 percent of the soldiers. Of those previously deployed, this is their second, third or fourth time deploying.