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Fort Sill Deployment Ceremony Delayed

Photos by Army Staff Sgt. Timothy D. Hughes Photos by Army Staff Sgt. Timothy D. Hughes

FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) - Officials at Fort Sill say the deployment ceremony of 50 soldiers who are preparing for an assignment in South America has been delayed.

Base spokesman Keith Pannell says Friday's planned ceremony for the deployment of the soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 13rd Field Artillery will be rescheduled. No reason for the delay was given.

Pannell says the soldiers will be providing security on a Navy hospital ship in addition to humanitarian aid and assisting both visitors and patients on the ship.

The soldiers are to go first from the base at Lawton to Norfolk, Va., for training with the Navy before they leave for South America.

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