Freeport Plans Celebration for Guard Unit Returning from Iraq

A celebration is planned at the Freeport Armory to greet members of the 333rd Military Police unit. They've already returned to the U.S. and have been at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, undergoing physicals and briefings.

Freeport is dotted with signs that read "Welcome home 333rd. We are proud of you." And residents have tied yellow ribbons on trees and signposts.

The unit's most high-profile assignment was policing the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, which was at the center of an Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers.

The abuse occurred months before the 333rd arrived.


23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 882252