Group celebrates 25th anniversary after Desert Storm

Group celebrates 25th anniversary after Desert Storm

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -After 25 years apart, the 299th Engineer Battalion came together for a reunion.

This month is the 25th anniversary of the 299th returning from Desert Storm. Several soldiers from the 299th met up to reminisce, look at old pictures and catch up with each other. It was the first time most of them have seen each other over the last 25 years.

Retired Sergeant Kevin Harless says they were expecting about 30 of the 500 people who deployed to come out. He says he is excited to see some old faces.

"It's different because we've all went on and lived our lives and now we've got to go back and try to catch up and piece things together that we've all forgotten," Harless said.

They had maps and flags that were actually in Iraq with the battalion on display at the reunion. Harless says the group will be touring Fort Sill Saturday to see how much it has changed since they were stationed there in the 1990s.

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