Five local soldiers with the 135th Chemical Company in Machesney Park left on September 7th. They were deployed with the 33rd area support group out of Chicago and are stationed about 5 miles outside of New Orleans.
We spoke with Private David Buckner over the phone, who says the situation in the Big Easy is improving.
Private Buckner says the local soldiers are assisting in anyway possible.
Three of our local soldiers will be coming home in about 2 weeks, Private Buckner along with Private James Stephens have signed on for an extended stay.