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Soldiers from Va base set to deploy to Middle East

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 3:40am  ET

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Soldiers based at Fort Lee in Petersburg are gearing up for deployment to the Middle East.

Officials say the 44 soldiers from the Army's 54th Quartermaster Company are set to deploy to Afghanistan and Kuwait for six months.

Family and friends are scheduled to hold a send-off ceremony on Wednesday.

The 54th Quartermaster Company is one of the Army's only two active duty mortuary affairs units.

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