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Illinois Town Anxious for Guard Unit's Return

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Illinois Town Anxious for Guard Unit's Return

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Illinois Town Anxious for Guard Unit's Return

Illinois Town Anxious for Guard Unit's Return

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A tribute in Paris, Ill., to the five members of the 15-44th who have died in Iraq. Cheryl Corley, NPR hide caption

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NPR's Cheryl Corley reports from Paris, Ill., a small downstate town that has paid a heavy price in the war in Iraq. The National Guard unit based there is on its way home after five of them were killed and dozens wounded during the transportation company's tour of duty.