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100 Puerto Rican Troops Deployed on 9/11

Yesterday, 9/11, Americans remembered the attack on the World Trade Center in many different ways, commemorating the fallen,  celebrating the public servants who stepped up to help the injured and rebuild the community, and giving or listening to speeches.

Caribbean Business reports that 100 army reservists of the 301st Military Police Company observed this 11th anniversary of the attack by beginning a deployment in Afghanistan. “To be mobilized today, the 9/11 anniversary, is very important to us. It is a very special experience and makes us part of history,” 1st Lt. Pete López, platoon leader of the unit, is quoted as saying.

The soldiers will train on the mainland before heading to Afghanistan for a year.

About 5,000 Puerto Rican troops have been mobiliezed by the Army Reserve Puerto Rico since the 9/11 event and have served as part of the U.S. armed forces.

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