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Fort Benning company ships out to Afghanistan

Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com
Julie Culp holds a weapon for her husband, Spc. Kevin Culp, Monday afternoon before the 63rd Engineer Company leaves for a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan. Half of the approximately 150 soldiers in the company deployed Sunday evening. The mission of the company is to deconstruct facilities that are no longer functional or required which will help facilitate the Army's drawdown process in Afghanistan. The last deployment for the 63rd Engineer Company was in 2009.
Joe Paull jpaull@ledger-enquirer.com Julie Culp holds a weapon for her husband, Spc. Kevin Culp, Monday afternoon before the 63rd Engineer Company leaves for a 9-month deployment to Afghanistan. Half of the approximately 150 soldiers in the company deployed Sunday evening. The mission of the company is to deconstruct facilities that are no longer functional or required which will help facilitate the Army's drawdown process in Afghanistan. The last deployment for the 63rd Engineer Company was in 2009.

On Monday morning, the 63rd Engineer Company of Fort Benning set out on a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers spent time with family and friends in the company area before boarding the buses to Lawson Army Airfield.

Half of the approximately 150 soldiers in the company deployed Sunday evening. The company's mission is to deconstruct facilities that are no longer functional or required, which will help facilitate the Army's drawdown process in Afghanistan. The last deployment for the 63rd Engineer Company was in 2009.

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