Dalrymple Commends 188th Engineer Company for Successful Mission in Kuwait
BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today commended the members of the North Dakota National Guard’s 188th Engineer Company for the successful completion of a year-long construction-oriented mission in Kuwait. The Soldiers arrived today in Fargo from Fort Bliss, Texas, where they spent the past week completing their demobilization.
“The men and women of the 188th Engineer Company did an outstanding job while deployed to Kuwait and performed their mission with honor and distinction,” Dalrymple said. “For the past year, they have put their lives on hold and on the line to serve our state and nation and we owe them and their families a debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifice. We are proud to welcome home these North Dakota heroes.”
The 188th Engineer Company is based in Wahpeton and Oakes, and mobilized in August of last year. While in Kuwait, the 160 Soldiers completed numerous construction projects ranging from small repairs to major renovations and building construction.