Army Reserve Families Meet with Military Officials

Army Reserve Families Meet with Military Officials

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(KSL News) -- Families of the 419th Army Reserve met with military officials today. They want to know why the 419th, after serving in Iraq for a year, has been ordered to stay for four more months.

Family members say their loved ones have not received orders of what they will be doing, but know they will be in harm's way.

Arlene Brown, Mother: "I don't think we need to be there, but I'm a civilian and it's my son and I'm selfish; and all these people who think that it is right probably don't have a son or grandson over there."

Sharon Larkin, Mother: "I think the colonel was trying to be straight forward. He really understands the anger and frustration, and he also tried to make sure that we are there supporting our men so they can go ahead with their mission."

The 419th was scheduled to be home this week. The Utah National Guard says this is one of serveral meetings where questions from families will try to be answered.

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