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Saturday, April 27, 2013

449th Engineering Company Coming Home

The streets on the west side of Fort Thomas are lined with yellow ribbons.  Many people have contacted Fort Thomas Matters questioning what they stood for.  

We are happy to announce that the 449th Engineer Company will be returning home to Fort Thomas.  They have been in Afghanistan supporting the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division by keeping all their routes clear of bombs and insurgent activities.

They will be returning to Fort Thomas tomorrow around 4 P.M.  Their route into the city will cover Alexandria Pike, S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Douglas Avenue, and throughout Tower Park.  We encourage you to welcome Captain Travis W. Absher and the men and women of the 449th Engineering Company back home.  There will be flags and ribbons being handed out if you arrive early.  The Fort Thomas Police and Fire Department will also help welcome back our best and bravest.

If you would like to send the people of the 449th a personal message, or thank them for their selfless service to our country here is a link to their Facebook page.

Captain Absher was quoted, as saying his primary form of payment for the mission would be bringing all the soldiers of the 449th home safely.  Tomorrow Fort Thomas can “pay” Captain Absher and his troops with our appreciation and thanks!

Fort Thomas Matters would like to say thank you to the 449th Engineering Company for their service devotion to our country.  It is great to finally have you home! 

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