National Guard send off dinner held in Choctaw County

Troops who will soon deploy and their families attended the event

Posted: Mar. 4, 2018 11:58 PM
Updated: Mar. 5, 2018 12:07 PM

ACKERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) - Residents in Choctaw County came together for their National Guard send off dinner.

About 50 men and women from the area will deploy soon.

The event was for the soldiers and their families.

It started at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Ackerman community center. Several speakers were there including special guest Trent Kelly.

Kelly told WTVA it is bittersweet to see his brigade deploy without him.

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