Photos: Utah National Guard's Triple Deuce deploys to Iraq

Published: Sunday, June 5 2011 9:39 a.m. MDT

1st. Sgt. Lance Jensen stands with his son, Payton, before the Utah National Guard 213th Forward Support Company and 2nd Battalion 222nd Field Artillery deploy from the St. George airport Saturday, June 4, 2011.

Samantha Clemens, The Spectrum

Approximately 475 soldiers of the Utah National Guard's Second Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery, often referred to as the 222nd or Triple Deuce, departed Utah in four groups on the first leg of their 12-month deployment to Iraq Saturday from Cedar City and St. George.

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