Chicago-area troops deployed to Afghanistan

November 15, 2013 5:13:40 PM PST
There was a ceremonial sendoff for a group of Chicago-area reservists who will be leaving for Afghanistan on Sunday.

Twenty men and women gathered today at Fort Sheridan. They'll spend ten months in Afghanistan overseeing the movement of equipment and supplies.

The soldiers tell ABC7 Eyewitness News it's always tough to say goodbye, but it's especially difficult to leave just before the holidays.