Some soldiers skipped a semester of college in anticipation of deploying. Some employers may have hired temporary help believing a soldier who worked for them would be gone for a year.
Maj. Gen. William Enyart is Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard. He says while many family members are relieved to hear the news, he thinks most of the soldiers are disappointed.
Guard officials say there's still a possibility that the unit will be picked up for another deployment.