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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