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National Guard's 155th gets Iraq campaign streamers

Brig. Gen. William Glasgow (left) looks on as 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team commander Col. John Rhodes attaches an Iraq campaign streamer during a ceremony at Camp Shelby Saturday. Brig. Gen. William Glasgow (left) looks on as 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team commander Col. John Rhodes attaches an Iraq campaign streamer during a ceremony at Camp Shelby Saturday.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

The retired commander of a Mississippi Army National Guard brigade that served in Iraq two years ago returned to Camp Shelby Saturday to honor his former soldiers in a traditional ceremony. Retired Brigadier General William Glasgow presented the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team with a campaign participation streamer for its service in Iraq during 2009 and 2010.

Additional streamers were also presented to individual unit battalions.

The 155th is currently undergoing annual training at Camp Shelby.

"It's a tradition to get battle streamers and it's just a tremendous sense of accomplishment," said Glasgow. "It's a morale builder and the soldiers have just done a tremendous job and they've earned these streamers," he said.

"What makes this significant is this is part of our history," said Col. John Rhodes, the current commander of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team. 

The 155th also served in Iraq in 2005. During that deployment, 28 members of the unit were killed in combat.

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