La. National Guard company returns from deployment in Middle East

Staff Sgt. Chad Lawless of Swartz kisses his wife, Angela, and hugs his daughter, Lily, 4, and sons Luke, 2, and Levi, 6 months. Lawless met Levi for the first time at the welcome-home event in Monroe on Christmas Eve. More than 150 members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Engineer Company, 528th Engineer Battalion just completed a 10-month deployment to Kuwait, with additional missions to Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. Army National Guard/1st Lt. Rebekah Malone

PINEVILLE – Christmas came a day early for the Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Engineer Company, as they arrived home to eager friends and family at a welcome-home event at the Monroe Regional Ai


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