Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers Return to U.S. After Deployment to Afghanistan

Almost 200 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers have returned to the U.S. after serving as guardian angels providing protection in Afghanistan.

Roughly 400 soldiers from Appleton-based 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry deployed to Afghanistan late last year and about 190 landed at Fort Bliss, Texas, on Sunday.

The rest of the unit remains in Afghanistan.

The soldiers were split into small squads to act as protectors for advisers in the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade as well as other coalition forces, contractors and Afghan troops.

The 127th was recently joined in Afghanistan by another 32nd Red Arrow Division battalion — 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry. That unit mobilized in July.

Nearly 250 airmen from Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing returned from Afghanistan earlier this month.

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