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National Guard unit to hold ceremony

A South Carolina National Guard unit will celebrate its successful mission in Iraq with a Sunday awards ceremony.

Company A, 2-149th Aviation Battalion sent 64 soldiers to Iraq from June 2008 to May. The deployment was the Black Hawk helicopter unit’s second tour in Iraq, said Capt. Patrick Fleming, the company commander

While deployed, the unit’s soldiers received eight Bronze Stars, 53 air medals, four meritorious service medals and 24 other medals. The unit also was recommend for the Meritorious Unit Citation.

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