First group of Guard soldiers due back Thursday

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The first 50 members of Task Force Saber are due back in Vermont tomorrow.

The National Guard soldiers are scheduled to arrive at the Vermont Air National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport at about eight tomorrow night.

About 400 Vermont National Guard members of Task Force Saber arrived in the Iraqi city of Ramadi last July.

Six members of Task Force Saber were killed in action.

The first members of the unit returned to the United States last weekend. It takes about five days to process the soldiers at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, before they can return to Vermont.

About 350 additional members of Task Force Saber will be returning to Vermont over the next few days.

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