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Soldiers from Va. base set to deploy to Middle East

Saturday - 5/25/2013, 5:59pm  ET

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Soldiers based at Fort Lee in Petersburg are gearing up for deployment to the Middle East after Memorial Day.

Officials say the soldiers from the Army's 54th Quartermaster Company are set to deploy to Afghanistan and Kuwait for six months.

The 54th Quartermaster Company is one of the Army's only two active duty mortuary affairs units.

Family and friends are scheduled to hold a send-off ceremony on Tuesday.


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