Burr to Address Deploying Troops in Rocky Mount

Army Reserve’s 849th Quartermaster Corps to be deployed to Iraq for 18 months

September 9, 2005

Senator Richard Burr will address and meet with members of the United States Army Reserve's 849th Quartermaster Corps in Rocky Mount on Sunday, September 11, 2005. The deployment ceremony will be held for the forty-five members of the 849th who are being deployed to Iraq for an eighteen-month tour of duty.

"Last month I had the opportunity to visit with our soldiers in Iraq and saw first-hand their commitment to completing the mission at hand," said Senator Burr. "I know the men and women of the 849th Quartermaster Corps share that commitment and I thank them and their families for their service."

The deployment ceremony is scheduled for 12:00 PM at the Army Reserve Center, 804 North Fairview Road, Rocky Mount.