Ceremony today in Canfield for 130 soldiers deploying to Afghanistan


The Ohio Army National Guard’s 838 Military Police Co. will have a Call to Duty ceremony at noon today for 130 soldiers from the unit who will deploy to Afghanistan for one year after attending training at Camp Shelby, Miss.

U.S. Rep. Timothy Ryan of Niles, D-13th, will be among the speakers at the event at Old North Church Worship Center, 7105 Herbert Road, Canfield.

“It is an honor for me to help pay tribute to the sacrifices these soldiers and their families have already made, and will continue to make in their current deployment.

My thoughts and prayers are with the members of the 838th and their families as they leave to serve and defend our country,” Ryan said.