Homecoming Ceremony Organized as National Guard Soldiers Return to Sedalia
One hundred and twenty soldiers from the Missouri National Guard and the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade will be returning to Sedalia tomorrow morning (May 1) at 10:30 a.m. after being deployed and stationed in Kuwait as Task Force Santa Fe since May 8, 2012. A 35th CAB Welcome Home Ceremony will take place at the Missouri State Fair's Mathewson Exhibition Center in Sedalia at 10:30 a.m. Friends and family are welcome to attend the ceremony.
Supporters of the 35th CAB are also asking anyone who might be available to come line their route into town to welcome them back home. They will be coming into town on Hwy 50 and then turning onto Thompson Blvd to make their way to the Mathewson Exhibition Center. They should be coming through town between 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
The 35th Combat Aviation Brigade executed numerous flight hours supporting vital theater missions and the inter-theater movement of passengers and cargo. More than 300 hours were directly tied to partnership support and operations. The unit is commanded by Col. Mark W. McLemore and Command Sgt. Major William J. Vogel.