Send off for deploying CRAZY troop soldiers at 10 a.m. todayThe public is encouraged to attend a send off for soldiers in the Cloquet-based CRAZY troop today, starting at 10 a.m at the Cloquet Area Recreational Center.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
The soldiers of the Cloquet-based CRAZY Troop of the 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry will be honored in a formal send-off ceremony for the unit on Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Cloquet Area Recreational Center, according to Sgt. First Class Troy Smith, Cloquet Readiness NCO.
At that time, the soldiers will march on foot from the Armory to the arena for the ceremony. The official mobilization order will then be read, as well as the names of the soldiers who will be deploying. There will also be brief speeches by commanders and VIPs.
After that, the local chapters of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will provide lunch for the soldiers and their families at the Armory.
There will be one more day of training before the soldiers depart for their mobilization site at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, for approximately two months, and then they will move on to Kuwait for the balance of their year’s deployment.
The public is encouraged to attend the sendoff to show their support of the unit and its soldiers.