I saw our new pvt's pic in his hometown paper commemerating his graduation. The article said he will be in Iraq by the fall. We had a parade for the returning guardsmen last year at the towns big festival.
Those men were hauled around on a flatbed trailer in 90 degree heat but they waved and we waved back. The Lt gov kissed a bunch of old ladies (spreading herpies) and a good time was had by all!