Johnson City-based 730th to return from Iraq this weekend

From Staff Reports

   NASHVILLE -- An Army National Guard unit based in Johnson City will be returning from a tour of duty in Iraq this weekend.
   Tennessee Adjutant Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett announced Tuesday that Company C, 46th Engineers from Paris and the 730th Quartermaster Company from Johnson City will return to United States soil during the Independence Day holiday weekend.
   "Charlie" Company, 46th Engineers is scheduled to arrive at Fort Polk, La. on July 4th and the 730th Quartermaster Company is scheduled to arrive at Ft. Campbell, Ky. on July 5th.
   "We are extremely proud to have these units back in the states and look forward to getting them home within the next couple of weeks," Hargett said in a statement released by the state Department of Military. "Both units did an outstanding job in Southwest Asia during the War with Iraq. They represented Tennessee well.
   "They demonstrated the true spirit of the Volunteer State by carrying on the great tradition of generations of Tennessee soldiers."
   Company C mobilized to Ft. Polk on Oct. 4, 2002, and moved to Kuwait later in October to perform construction missions well before the war started.
   The 730th Quartermaster mobilized on Jan. 21, 2003, and provided support for one of the spearhead units driving into Iraq.