Marine reservists deploy, eventually to Iraq


VIENNA — Lance Corporal Kyle Harnett cradled his 4 1/2 month daughter in his arms minutes before departing for Camp Le Jeune, N.C. and heading to Iraq.

“I could hold her all day,” said Harnett, 24, of Kinsman, one of 23 Marine Corps reservists from the Landing Support Equipment Co. who left from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station Thursday night for pre-deployment training in North Carolina. After about two months there, they’ll head to Iraq.

“It will be OK,” Harnett said of leaving his baby girl, Kaylin. “She’s so young. When I come back she won’t even know that I was gone.”

The Marine Reservists will be in Iraq for about seven months. They’re part of Landing Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group and their members come from all over the country.

For complete story, see Friday’s Vindicator or www.vindy.com.

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