Waupun Guard Unit Among Those Being Deployed To Afghanistan

(Waupun) Wisconsin National Guard soldiers from the 127th Infantry 2nd Battalion will deploy to Afghanistan this winter, as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission. Captain Joe Trovato calls it a historic moment as the unit has a long and stories lineage in the state dating back to the civil war. He says Wisconsin troops will join 12-thousand troops still serving in Afghanistan and be part of that mission. The deployment will include companies based in Clintonville, Green Bay, Fond Du Lac, Marinette, Ripon and Waupun. The soldiers previously served in Iraq in 2005-and-2006 then again in 2009-and-2010.


Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry during a training exercise July 15 at Camp Grayling, Michigan. The unit received orders for a deployment to Afghanistan this winter. Wisconsin National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Yarnell