FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.
(AP) - Soldiers with a regiment whose roots trace to World War II's fabled
"Band of Brothers" are set to return from their final deployment to Afghanistan.
The 140 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, known as the
"Currahees," with the 101st Airborne Division are due back at Fort
Campbell, Ky., at 5:55 p.m. CDT Wednesday.
The Currahees are one of 10 brigade combat teams set for decommissioning by
the Army. The Army announced on Monday that the shutdown process for those
teams would speed up to 2015 instead of 2017 because of budget cuts.
No date has been set for the closure of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, which
became famous in a book by historian Stephen Ambrose and an HBO miniseries
produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
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