Lucedale Unit Could Be Deployed

A week after being told they might be activated, families of the Lucedale Unit of the 150th Combat Engineering Battalion crowded into the Lucedale Armory for the battallion's annual open house this weekend.

The open house is an event in which the community can meet with soldiers and learn about the equipment they use. The atmosphere is usually festive but this time some thoughts turned toward the unit's potential deployment.

There is no immediate word on when or where the battalion might be sent.