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Mormon's in Iraq

Well it’s time here in Kirkuk to wave good-bye to the 116th Brigade Combat Team. It’s been a pleasure to work with them for a year or so. Now they are getting ready to snake their way back to their favorite rivers and such famous cities as Boise, Preston, and Weston, which is West of Preston. I kid you not. And let’s not forget that Hollywood blockbuster “Napoleon Dynamite” was filmed in such humble areas. They will be leaving all this Iraq desert, sand, and rock for the desert, dust, and rock of Idaho. A welcome change, I’m sure--although some are heading back to Utah or so far away as Southern California....

....Of note, this exiting group has been the largest deployment of Mormons since the historical "Mormon Battalion" of the mid-1800‘s and has been named the “Mormon Brigade,” according to local and general LDS church leaders. The National Guard group, with its Snake River designation, is being replaced by... Read the whole article...