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National Guard Received Escort as Troops Deploy

Steve Schuetrumpf with the Patriot Guard Riders of West Tennessee leads the 251st Military Police Company past the Henderson County courthouse as National Guard troops being their deployment.
Photo by Steve Corlew / The Lexington Progress

Article by Steve Corlew-

Over 150 members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 251st Military Police Company received an escort through Lexington, Thursday, May 18th, on their way to Europe.

Lexington and Savannah Police Departments, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, and Hardin County Fire Department officials escorted busses taking the troops to Memphis International Airport. The troops flew to Fort Bliss before heading overseas.

The 251st is headquartered in Lexington with a detachment in Savannah. On Monday, May 15th, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1294 fed the troops and their family members.

The unit is deploying to…

For complete coverage, see the May 24th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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  1. Marian Johnson on May 24, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    So proud of our Lexington Troops! Let’s pray that they remain safe and get back home soon!

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