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Jeremiah Cornelius's Journal: Va. Army mortuary unit deploys to Middle East 1

Journal by Jeremiah Cornelius

The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday Jul 18, 2012 16:11:50 EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. -- More than 40 soldiers from Fort Lee are deploying to Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Officials at the Army base near Petersburg say the soldiers from the 111th Quartermaster Company left Wednesday for an at least six-month deployment.

The soldiers are part of one of the Army's only two active duty mortuary affairs units.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/07/ap-virginia-mortuary-unit-to-middle-east/

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Va. Army mortuary unit deploys to Middle East

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  • Maybe they're planning to stop in Syria along the way.

    Got a feeling that there is going to be a serious need for mortuary services there before the current crisis is over.

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