SC Army Reserve engineers go to Wis., Afghanistan

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - About 190 U.S. Army reservists from South Carolina are heading to Wisconsin for training before being deployed to Afghanistan.

An Army spokesman said Thursday that members of the 323rd Engineer Company are volunteering for the yearlong deployment. The unit is based in Spartanburg.

The soldiers will remove roadside bombs, which insurgent forces in Afghanistan use to attack military units and convoys.

Some soldiers are veterans of the unit's earlier deployments to Afghanistan in 2005 and 2006.

A farewell celebration is scheduled April 12 before the unit goes to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.

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