Unofficial 891st sendoff set for Sunday


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July 1, 2020 - 9:49 AM

The Kansas Army National Guard 891st Engineer Battalion armory building in Iola.
The official crest of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prompted officials to scrub a public ceremony for the Kansas Army National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion, which is leaving Sunday for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait, 

Still, local residents will be able to show their support with a different kind of sendoff.

Residents are invited to gather around the courthouse square at 7 a.m. Sunday to salute the Guardsmen as they depart for Forbes Field in Topeka, and their eventual trip overseas.

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