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Farewell, 1158th
Times photo: Brian Gray Spc. Tim Schmid, South Wayne, holds his daughter Jalyn, 2, Wednesday during a sendoff ceremony for the 1158th Transportation Unit at the Wisconsin National Guard Armory in Beloit. The troops leave for Texas at the end of the month and then to Iraq.
BELOIT - For some of the troops in the 1158th Transportation Unit, this is the third time since 2003 they're being deployed. For others, it's the first time.There were some tears and some laughter Wednesday as 60 members of the unit, along with family and friends, gathered at the Wisconsin National Guard Armory in Beloit for an official farewell.