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Fort Wayne Guardsmen to return today from D.C.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A member of the Army National Guard in Fort Wayne is reacting to his stint protecting the U.S. Capitol this month.

First Lieutenant Jon Roach tells our Partners in News at ABC 21 the mission to protect the Presidential Inauguration was his first deployment in eight years as a Guardsman:

“This is what I signed up for, to protect our country and our democracy. And if I’m called up to do this then that’s my duty… we did our mission and we accomplished it, and (I) feel like our country’s better because of it.”

A total of 120 Fort Wayne-based guardsmen were sent to Washington D.C., as were hundreds more from Camp Atterbury in south-central Indiana. They’re expected to return home today.

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Chris January 29, 2021 at 10:59 am

Wherever the pictured flag above is flown, it needs to be taken down. Not supposed to fly flags that are torn and frayed. Was this used for effect to make a point in any way about Guardsmen returning from the capital?


Darrin Wright February 1, 2021 at 6:08 am

Nope. Not a commentary in the least. Just a stock image. I’ll make the swap. Thanks!


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