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Preparations for welcome home ceremony for 1157th underway

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A sign welcoming home the soldiers of the 1157th Transportation Co. is seen, Jan. 14, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).
A sign welcoming home the soldiers of the 1157th Transportation Co. is seen, Jan. 14, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).

OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - With the return of the Oshkosh-based 1157th Transportation Company, preparations are underway to welcome home the Wisconsin National Guard unit.

According to Capt. Joy Staab, soldiers from the 1157th are expected back by the end of the week for a ceremony on the EAA grounds in Oshkosh. Last week, the unit arrived in Mississippi from Afghanistan for debriefing.

Oshkosh Corp. is helping to underwrite the costs of the welcome home ceremony as well as provide vehicles to display. There will be seating for at least 1,100 people at the ceremony.

Plans for the return flight and transportation for the unit to the EAA grounds in Oshkosh are still in the works.

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