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WISCONSIN NEWS BRIEFS: National Guard troops back home in U.S

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Almost 150 Wisconsin National Guard troops are back in the U.S, after spending nine months in Afghanistan. Members of Prairie du Chien’s 229th Engineer Company are still being de-briefed at Fort Bliss in Texas. They’re expected home soon. Officials said the unit helped improve the mobility of U.S. troops in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province. They worked on improvements to military bases and combat outposts, and they built new-and-improved roads and chopper pads.


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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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