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May 05, 2009
Oregon National Guard photo release: 41st Brigade mobilizes for Iraq in Eugene, Ore.
 
090504-F-6642T-173: Spc. James A. Ledford of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment of Gresham, Ore., holds his son following the 41st Brigade Mobilization Ceremony held at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore., May 4. Nearly 2,700 soldiers will depart during the first week in May in preparation for training at Camp Stewart, Ga., prior to leaving for Iraq. Approximately 1,000 well-wishers, and soldiers' family and friends joined representatives from federal, state, and local government at the morning ceremony.

090504-F-6642T-021: Oregon Governor Theodore Kulongoski shakes hands with Lt. Col. William Edwards of Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment during the mobilization ceremony for the 41st Brigade held at Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore., May 4. Nearly 2,700 Oregon soldiers will depart during the first week in May in preparation for training at Camp Stewart, Ga., prior to leaving for Iraq. Approximately 1,000 well-wishers, and soldiers' family and friends joined representatives from federal, state, and local government at the morning ceremony.

090504-F-6642T-121: Soldiers stand in formation during the mobilization ceremony held at Lane Country Fairgrounds May 4. Nearly 2,700 Oregon Soldiers will depart during the first week in May in preparation for training at Camp Stewart, Ga., prior to leaving for Iraq. Approximately 1,000 well-wishers, and soldiers' family and friends joined representatives from federal, state, and local government at the morning ceremony.

090504-F-6642T-048: Oregon Governor Theodore Kulongoski addresses soldiers during the mobilization ceremony for the 41st Brigade at Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore. May 4. Nearly 2,700 soldiers will depart during the first week in May in preparation for training at Camp Stewart, Ga., prior to leaving for Iraq. Approximately 1,000 well-wishers, and soldiers' family and friends joined representatives from federal, state, and local government at the morning ceremony.
 
 
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