Home
Leadership
Public Affairs
Join Us
Family Resources
Soldier Resources
Jobs
Contact Us

 News Archive

DC National Guard's 547th Transportation Co. and 104th Maintenance Detachment returned home 
JFHQ PUBLIC AFFAIRS 
 
 

DC National Guard's 547th Transportation Co. and 104th Maintenance Detachment returned home

Members of the DC National Guard's 547th Transportation Co. and 104th

Maintenance Detachment returned home here Feb. 18 following a year-long

deployment in Iraq.

 

More than 100 soldiers arrived to applause of families, friends and coworkers

at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory. Among them were

Specialists Chandra and LaShawn Miller who served in Iraq with their mother,

Sgt. Marcia Reid. Sgt. Reid has remained for another tour of duty in Iraq.

The three deployed as a family and were featured by the Washington Post prior

to their deployment last year.

 

For some of the soldiers, this was their third deployment to Iraq since Sept.

11, 2001. The 547th first deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from

April 2003 to April 2004. During that mobilization, a member of the 547th,

Spec. Darryl Dent, was killed from an IED attack. A platoon from the 547th

also deployed from September 2006 to September 2007.

 

The 104th Maintenance was called to active duty in February 2003. This time,

the 547th and 104th deployed to Balad, Iraq together.

 

3/24/2010