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National Guard returns from Louisiana

September 21, 2005
By: Dustin Blanchard
State Capital Bureau

Missouri Guardsmen are back from Louisiana.

But Dustin Blanchard tells us, they may not be here for long.

The guardsmen drove for two days to evacuate hurricane Rita.

But, they may be headed out again to help with Rita's aftermath.

Lieutenant Colonel David Harrell says most of the soldiers are glad to be home -- even if it meant days of extra driving.

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Contents: "If you were going to ask some of the soldiers, I think most of them would think it was worth the two day drive to spend a couple of nights with their fam -- they havent seen their kids, their wives, their families their friends, they haven't had a chance to breathe some clean air."

Harrell says he hopes the guard won't be deployed again after Rita -- but he says they are ready to go if they're needed.

With the guard near Fulton, I'm Dustin Blanchard.