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Local army reserve soldiers prepare to head overseas

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -- Saturday afternoon, a farewell ceremony was held for the deploying soldiers at the Wausau Army Reserve.

Each deploying soldier saying their last goodbyes to family and friends before heading to Texas for more training. As they all said goodbye, their family and friends all had one wish, a safe return home.

"I'm very honored and humbled to lead them it's kind of the reason I became an officer, they're a great group they work really well together and I look forward to the opportunity to see them perform," said Troy Walters, Detachment Commander.

The deployment will be approximately a year, but they were unable to release their deployment destinations.

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