Ill. National Guard deployment to Iraq canceled

July 5, 2011 3:10:19 PM PDT
Seventy five soldiers from an Illinois National Guard unit will not be deployed as expected.

The Army canceled the deployment of the Guard's 710th area Support Medical Company from north Riverside because of the drawdown of American troops in Iraq.

The soldiers have spent several months training and were planning to ship out to Kuwait in November. They expected to spend a year there.