11:29am

Sun August 28, 2011
The Commonwealth

National Guard Leaves for Iraq

A National Guard battalion based in Independence got a grand sendoff Saturday at the Bank of Kentucky Center before departing to serve in Iraq. A public departure ceremony was held at the arena for the nearly 600 soldiers from the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion. The battalion is made up of soldiers from Kentucky, Alabama, Florida and Maryland, with approximately 325 from Kentucky.