Third Division Soldiers Prepare to Return to Iraq In January, the more than 18,000 soldiers with the Georgia-based 3rd Infantry Division will begin deploying for a second combat tour in Iraq. As they brace for another lengthy separation, NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with the soldiers and families of the division.
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Third Division Soldiers Prepare to Return to Iraq

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Third Division Soldiers Prepare to Return to Iraq

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In January, the more than 18,000 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division will begin deploying for a second combat tour in Iraq. The soldiers, who led the U.S. Army's invasion of Iraq last year, will be the first Army division to return to the country since the beginning of the offensive.

As they brace for another lengthy and challenging separation, NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with the soldiers and families based at Fort Stewart, Ga.

Soldiers based at Fort Stewart, Ga., pack supplies for their second deployment to Iraq. Eric Westervelt, NPR hide caption

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