It was a special celebration
in Warrenton on Saturday March 1, 2008, as hundreds of residents
turned out to say good luck and farewell to the local 3175th Missouri
National Guard Unit. A community parade on Main Street, and then
an assembly at the Warrenton High School Auditorium was part of
the departure ceremony. The citizen soldiers are being deployed
to Kosovo in support of peace-keeping missions this spring. The
roughly 200 soldiers will join nearly 1,000 others from the Missouri
National Guard during the Kosovo mobilization.
This event had double impact to the Warren County Sheriff’s
Department because not only is Corrections Officer Kelli Keene
being deployed overseas to Kosovo for a year; she is also the
mother to Brandon Keene, another Corrections Officer with the
department. We will be praying for her safe return.