More Oklahoma soldiers head to Fort Sill, then on to Iraq

Thursday, December 11th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

More of Oklahoma's finest are heading to Iraq this week, to help restore peace. Soldiers from the 353rd Engineer Group have said their goodbyes.

83 servicemen and women left for Fort Sill, where they'll train for a couple of months, then it's off to Iraq. For most, it was an emotional morning.

“There’s no easy way to do it, were just… There’s a lot of emotion, a lot leads up to something like this, this kind of movement."

We're told the 353rd will be on active duty orders for at least 18 months.