The members of Alpha Company, 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, prepared for departure on Monday, hours after learning that bin Laden had been killed in a raid on his hideout.
Lt. Col. Keith Garwold told the troops there’s still a lot of work to be done in Afghanistan as they prepared to board three charter buses.
Pfc. Tommie Culp, a 19-year-old soldier making his first deployment, said it’s kind of weird that bin Laden was killed on the day of the unit’s deployment. And he added that there will be a lot of turmoil in Afghanistan as a result of bin Laden’s death.
Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com