Local soldiers return from Iraq

RUTLAND - Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher M. Horwedel, son of Janis M. Horwedel of Rutland, and Mark F. Horwedel of Rutland, and fellow Marines and sailors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, recently returned from a seven-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.

MWSS-172 supplied support to the forward element of Marine Aircraft Group 16, Third MAW (Forward), to include tenant and visiting squadrons at Al Asad Air Base, Anbar province, Iraq, as well as provided combat service supportthroughout the province.

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