Afghanistan war awards Sunday for 75 guard members

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana National Guard says about 75 soldiers who are back from Afghanistan will be awarded the Louisiana War Cross and other recognitions at a ceremony Sunday in Baton Rouge.

The ceremony is to begin at 12:45 p.m at the Crowne Plaza.

The ceremony ends a weekend of post-deployment training for more than 320 National Guard soldiers and family members.

Soldiers to be honored are in seven units. Those are the 756th Medical Company, based in Carville; the 204th Theater Area Operations Group, based in Hammond; the 205th Engineer Battalion, based in Bogalusa; the 2225th Multi-Role Bridge Company, based in Marrero; 225th Engineer Brigade, based in Pineville; the 922nd Engineer Company, based in Gonzales; and the 926th Engineer Company, based in Baker.