PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — About 150 members of the Kentucky National Guard left Somerset Saturday morning for an overseas deployment.
The soldiers are in the Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment.
A group of about 60 people gave them a proper send-off by lining their route to the highway.
They cheered and waved American flags as three buses full of soldiers drove by.
"I am super proud of him," Buffy House, the mother of Specialist Hunter Thomas, said. "He's been in for four years. He served in Louisville with the riots and served at the inauguration of the President so this will be his first overseas deployment."
In a press release, the Kentucky National Guard said they will deploy with about 1,000 other service members to "provide a security force in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa".