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Julie buntjer/daily globe Family and friends of soldiers in the 1-125th STRIKE Battalion stand on the Fairmont National Guard Armory lawn during a welcome home ceremony July 23, 2007. Flags, balloons, yellow ribbons and signs greeted approximately 80 soldiers from the Fairmont, Jackson, Luverne and Pipestone National Guard units. A military parade and send-off event will take place Sunday in Fairmont.

Region prepares troop send-offs

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LUVERNE -- More than 1,200 people are expected to attend a military parade and send-off for soldiers in the B Battery of the 125th Field Artillery Sunday in Fairmont. The unit consists of soldiers serving in the Fairmont and Jackson National Guard.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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