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Updated: 09/18/2011 8:32 AM
Created: 09/16/2011 10:51 PM | Print |  Email
By: Lauren Radomski

As US Troops Leave Iraq, Minn. Soldiers Provide Security

Tens of thousands of U.S. troops are scheduled to leave Iraq by the end of the year. It's the job of Minnesota National Guard members to protect the bases in Kuwait where those soldiers will stay before heading home.

Minnesota soldiers are charged with protecting Camp Patriot, the only U.S. base in Kuwait that's on water. Their job is to keep fellow soldiers safe, both at the base and during trips in and out of Iraq.

5 EYEWITNESS News takes you inside their work.

Click here to watch our entire week-long series, Leading the Way Home, with reporter Mark Albert and photojournalist Chris Hansen embedded with the Minnesota National Guard in Iraq and Kuwait.