After a year in Afghanistan, almost 4,000 troops from the 4th Brigade 10th Mountain Division are finally all home, save 24 who lost their lives in service. To mark the homecoming, the city of Leesville, hometown to Fort Polk, hosted a huge party, ceremony and parade in their honor.
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Just in time for the holidays was a homecoming for soldiers based out of Fort Polk. In all, about 4-thousand soldiers were welcomed home today from Afghanistan, and quite the party was thrown in their honor.
Since September, they've been returning home in the hundreds. And finally, all of... more »
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A Fort Polk soldier has died of injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says 24-year-old Pvt. Devon J. Harris of Mesquite, Texas, died Saturday in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Harris was a combat engineer with the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th... more »
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - It was clear that the brigade about to ship out to eastern Afghanistan was so ready that they didn't want to wait any longer, Brig. Gen. James Yarbrough told the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Soldiers get a "Nike attitude" before deployment, said Yarbrough, commander... more »
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - The Army combat brigade stationed at Fort Polk will leave for Afghanistan in October. A deployment ceremony for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is scheduled Sept. 30 at Fort Polk's Honor Field. Fort Polk spokesman Scott Stearns says it will take about... more »
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A soldier based at Fort Polk has been
found dead in his home on the central Louisiana Army base.
Military officials say the soldier's body was found about 6 a.m.
Wednesday by his wife, who called emergency personnel.
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A Fort Polk unit has received orders to deploy to Haiti to assist with earthquake recovery and humanitarian assistance.
About 130 Soldiers from the 209th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, are expected leave next week.
Christopher "Tipper" Esponge, son of Marcelle Alexander and Chris Esponge, graduated from Delcambre High School in 2009. Tipper, an avid hunter, fisherman, and sportsman, decided to dedicate his life to serving our country. Tipper's life changed on August 25th, 2009. During basic training, he was injured in a routine drill... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The base commander at Fort Hood says survivors of the shooting rampage have told him that the Army psychiatrist suspected in the violence carried out his gunfire in "a very calm and measured approach." Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said in a nationally broadcast interview Friday that authorities... more »