Soldiers of Utah-based Special Forces Unit Honored for Valor

 Soldiers from the Utah and Wisconsin Army National Guard don the historic "Old Abe" patch during a June 2015 ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky. (US Army photo/Terrance Rhodes)
Soldiers from the Utah and Wisconsin Army National Guard don the historic "Old Abe" patch during a June 2015 ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky. (US Army photo/Terrance Rhodes)

DRAPER, Utah -- Members of a special forces unit of the Utah National Guard are being honored for their valor during a 2017 deployment to Afghanistan.

Guard officials say Gov. Gary Herbert on Sunday will present medals to 19 soldiers of Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion of the 19th Special Forces Group at the guard's headquarters in Draper.

The troops will be awarded Silver Star, Bronze Star, Army Commendation and Purple Heart medals.

Utah is the home of many elements of the 19th Special Forces Group, one of two special forces groups in the Army National Guard.

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