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Local soldiers deployed to Afghanistan for last time

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141 soldiers ready to deploy to Afghanistan Friday (FOX Carolina) 141 soldiers ready to deploy to Afghanistan Friday (FOX Carolina)
TOCCOA, GA (FOX Carolina) -

It was an emotional goodbye for more than 100 soldiers preparing to leave for training at Fort Bliss in Texas, then on to Afghanistan.

"We're going to miss him dearly. It's going to be hard on us, but we just want him to come back home," said Stacy Roman, wife of one of the National Guardsmen leaving.

The 876th Engineering Company, with 141 soldiers in all, will be deployed nine months in Afghanistan for the last time - but saying goodbye is never easy, they said.

"It's going to be hard on both parties, but I think it's extremely hard on us, and we're going to be holding the fort though to make sure that he doesn't worry. He needs to stay focused, but I'm just going to try to do my part," said Roman.

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