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Men and women deployed before holidays get overwhelming farewell

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - 204 of the nation's bravest are headed overseas to Kuwait, and that means leaving behind their loved ones for the holidays.

Volunteers gathered at Eagle Aviation to show their support as the men and women got ready for take off.

"It's pretty overwhelming, especially with all the folks here seeing us off," says one sailor.

"I'm excited to give back to my country," expresses another.

The Naval sailors are from different locations across the nation. Once in Kuwait, they'll be headed to different areas in the Middle East for combat.

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