INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence Monday, Nov. 2, joined The Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard, Major General Corey Carr, to welcome home approximately 160 soldiers of the 1313th Engineer Company, headquartered in Franklin.
The 1313th Engineer Company returned after serving the last nine months conducting engineering operations in Kuwait to support the ongoing drawdown of Operation Enduring Freedom.
“As Commander and Chief of the Indiana National Guard, there is nothing more rewarding than stepping on a plane full of Guardsman to welcome them back to the Hoosier state,” said Pence. “I’m always proud of our unmatched National Guard, and I’m thankful that the members of the 1313th Engineer Company have safely returned to Indiana and will soon be reunited with family and friends.”
Photos of the Governor welcoming home these Hoosier heroes will be posted on the Governor’s Flickr. The Indiana National Guard also hosted a homecoming ceremony for the 1313th Engineer Company Guardsman and their family and friends at the 38th Infantry Division Headquarters in Indianapolis.