211th Troops Say Farewell
Soldiers from the mountains said goodbye to loved ones Saturday, as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan.
Members of the Patriot Guard escorted the National Guard's 2-11th Military Police Company from Clyde to the Asheville Airport.
The troops will train in Texas before heading overseas.
The Patriot Guard riders say they're proud to do their part.
Sy Desloges, NC Patriot Guard Mountain District, "this is an honor for us. For the families, you know their hearts are breaking. They're going to a dangerous area, they have no idea how to know what's happening from day to day."
The unit will conduct security operations at a military base in Afghanistan. The deployment is expected to last one year.